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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 2 - Day One - Monday, October 10, 2016

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    Lot 551: gr f Mastercraftsman - Dalasyla (Marju)
    Off and running in Book 2.
    This filly, one with significant residual value, will join Cheveley Park Stud after Chris Richardson outbids Richard Brown and Adrian Nicoll at 145,000gns following a lengthy bidding battle. "Hope the rest don't take as long to sell," remarked Edmond Mahony after dropping the hammer.
    Bred by Sir Peter Vela, Triermore Stud and vendor New England Stud, she is a half-sister to Listed winner Dalkova and out of a winning half-sister to Coronation Cup winner Daliapour. Her third dam is Delsy, dam of Darshaan and Darara.
    There is plenty going on in the immediate reaches of the family. Her two-year-old half-brother Zahiya is with Hugo Palmer and apparently well regarded. Dalasyla has a colt foal by Dubawi and is in foal to Australia.
    Cheveley Park will be hoping that this filly can follow the example set by the first lot under the hammer at recent renewals of Book 2; Nathra was the first yearling into the ring in 2014 while the Group 3-placed Rapid Applause was the first in the year before.
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    Lot 676: b c Sinndar - Four Roses (Darshaan)
    Several seasons have passed since Sinndar's progeny were a regular feature in this ring - the Derby winner swapped Ireland for France in 2006. But Philip Stauffenberg's decision to offer their homebred colt here rather than closer to home reaps major rewards as Oliver St Lawrence outbids a host of interested parties in front of a full ring at 165,000gns.
    The colt represents a tried and tested formula as a brother to the Aga Khan's Blandford Stakes winner Four Sins, now a successful producer for the Yoshidas in Japan. Their dam, the unraced Four Roses, is a half-sister to Rockfel Stakes winner Germane and from the further tough family of Running Stag.
    "He was a lovely foal who was born on Valentines Day," recalls Stauffenberg. "We were hoping for a filly - it would be lovely to have a Sinndar filly from that family - but it wasn't to be. And the mare has had nothing but colts recently so we're lacking a filly out of her. She has another colt foal on the ground by Sinndar.
    "He's always looked like a racehorse. It's a fantastic price."
    Four Roses in back in foal to Maxios. Who knows, perhaps she is carrying a filly.
    Lot 676 is the most expensive Sinndar yearling to sell at auction in eight years.
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    Meanwhile, last year's record 775,000gns top lot, Wolf Country, has just broken his maiden in impressive style for Godolphin at Yarmouth. 
    "Wolf Country has improved from his debut and will make a lovely horse next year over a mile and a quarter," William Buick told reporters following the race.
    Bred by Newsells Park Stud out of Goathemala, he was sold last year by his breeder to John Ferguson.
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    Lot 796: b c Acclamation - Ladyship (Oasis Dream) 
    A late highlight of a solid day of trading and yet another to fall to Angus Gold, in this instance for 200,000gns.
    Sold by his breeder Cheveley Park Stud, he is the first foal out of the City Plate winner Ladyship. In turn, she is the best foal so far out of Lockinge Stakes winner Peeress. Only last week, the Frankel colt out of Peeress realised 1,300,000gns to MV Magnier and Mayfair Speculators.
    His sale brings Shadwell's expenditure for the day to 2,074,000gns for 18 bought. 
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