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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 1 - Day Two - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nancy Sexton brings you all the action as it happen in Newmarket from the second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

    Lot 187: b c Lope De Vega - Mauresmo (Marju)
    Paul Makin returns to familiar territory with the purchase of this half-brother to Marcel for 150,000gns. Makin, who dispersed his interests in 2013, bought Racing Post Trophy winner Marcel earlier this season and is now standing him at The National Stud. He also owns the Frankel - Finsceal Beo filly, La Figlia.
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    Lot 264: gr f Dark Angel - Prodigal Daughter (Alhaarth)
    A tremendous few days for Corduff Stud continues with the sale of this filly - a 190,000gns pinhook through Blandford Bloodstock - for 400,000gns to Shadwell Estates. Angus Gold had to fight off Emirates Park Stud for the filly, a half-sister to Horris Hill Stakes winner Carnaby Street.
    Corduff ended yesterday on real high, having sold the Shamardal - Hikari filly (220,000gns pinhook) for 725,000gns to Shadwell and the Dubawi - Gift Range filly for 525,000gns to John Ferguson.
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    Lot 392: b c Sea The Stars - Sabreon (Caerleon)
    Whatton Manor Stud brought just the one horse to this sale and are well rewarded when the colt in question makes 300,000gns to SackvilleDonald, an impressive mark up from the 32,000gns he cost as a foal.
    He is a half-brother to Listed winner Moneycantbuymelove and out of a half-sister to the ill-fated Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Landseer.
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    Lot 319: b f Medaglia d'Oro - Shumoos (Distorted Humor)
    Auctioneer Simon Kerins must have questioned what he was seeing when Hugo Merry threw in a bid of 400,000gns off a mark of 200,000gns for this homebred filly from Aislabie Stud. But such a ploy wasn't enough to deny the Californian-based Shawn Dugan, who fought off Merry up to 600,000gns.
    As is often the case at this sale, Dugan was acting on behalf of Al Shira'aa Farms. The Abu Dhabi-based operation has a small number of horses in training with Rod Collet, including the recent Listed fourth Liwa Palace, a fellow Book 1 graduate.
    The only yearling catalogued by her sire, an exceptionally good sire of fillies, she is the first foal out of Sirenia Stakes winner Shumoos. The Distorted Humor mare, who is related to Ishiguru, was also versatile enough to run second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint on dirt.
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