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.