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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Book 2 - Day Two - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nancy Sexton brings you all the action as it happens from Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

    Other highlights on paper include:
    812) b f Kyllachy - Look Busy: second foal out of the popular Temple Stakes winner
    839) b c Pour Moi - Malaspina: from a fine Gerry Oldham family, this colt is a half-brother to Thoroughbred Stakes winner Thikriyaat and related to recent Grade 1 winner Ectot
    878) gr f Champs Elysees - Miss University: a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Three Degrees as well as Mehronissa, a Listed winner and Group 3-placed since the publication of the catalogue
    920) b f Kyllachy - Path Of Peace: another with a good update as the half-sister to Belvoir Bay, recent winner of the Grade 3 Torrey Pines and Unzip Me Stakes
    931) b c Kyllachy - Pious: the brother to Penitent and Supplicant
    968) b c Azamour - Raskutani: half-brother to Agent Murphy
    977) b c Kodiac - Red Vale: half-brother to Vale Of York
    985) b c Al Kazeem - Request: a direct descendant of Highclere, he is a half-brother to Ask 
    994) ch c Champs Elysees - Roodeye: a half-brother to Californian Grade 2 winner Prize Exhibit as well as progressive juvenile Harbour Master, who tackles stakes company himself in the US this weekend
    997) b c Iffraaj - Roscoff: the half-brother to champion Italian two-year-old Hero Look
    1043) b c Big Bad Bob - Shine Silently: the brother to Bible Belt and Bob Le Beau
    b c Kodiac - Red Vale
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    Lot 819: b c Iffraaj - Luckbealadytonight (Mr Greeley)
    The first six-figure lot of the day is also John Ferguson's first purchase of Book 2. He goes to 100,000gns for this colt, a son of Darley stallion Iffraaj who is out of a half-sister to champion two-year-old Maybe and Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Promise To Be True.
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    A mixed bag today for pinhookers with half the lots through so far today seemingly turning a profit.
    One of the better results of the morning was recorded by Sherborne Lodge Stud, whose Dandy Man (882) colt sold for 100,000gns to Seamus Durack. He was bought as a foal by M S K Bloodstock for €20,000.
    Another popular yearling, lot 887, was knocked down to Norris/Huntingdon for 100,000gns, having cost her vendor Hursley Bloodstock 62,000gns as a foal. The daughter of Declaration Of War hails from the same family as Zelzal.
    Tim Donworth, son of Bobby and Honora, also enjoyed a good result when his pinhook, a Havana Gold colt, sold for 55,000gns to Amanda Skiffington, also purchaser of Havana Gold himself as a yearling. Donworth paid 26,000gns for the colt as a foal.
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    Lot 969: b c Holy Roman Emperor - Raving Monsun (Monsun)
    Holy Roman Emperor has become a particularly international sire in recent years - only on Saturday he accounted for the first two home in the Group 1 Grande Premio del Jockey Club in Brazil - but his progeny have proven to be extremely effective in Hong Kong, where he has been represented by the likes of Rich Tapestry and Designs On Rome. So it's little surprise to see Hong Kong interests target this colt from Newsells Park Stud - Alastair Donald signs on behalf of a Hong Kong-based owner at 250,000gns.
    "He'll be trained by Charlie Hills for a Hong Kong-based client," said Donald, "and he might race there at some point. 
    "We've had  luck with Holy Roman Emperor and this is the nicest I've seen."
    He is the second foal out of his winning dam, a daughter of Listed winner and Group 1-placed Rave Reviews. It is the further family of Groom Dancer and Plumania.
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    Lot 977: b c Kodiac - Red Vale (Halling)
    New top lot. John Ferguson outbids Roger Varian and then a persistent John Murphy at 380,000gns for this colt, a half-brother to Godolphin's Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and former Darley stallion Vale of York (by Kodiac's half-brother Invincible Spirit).
    He was bred by Stock Vale Ltd, who own only four mares, and is the only lot catalogued in the book by Bellewstown Stud. He is the eighth foal out of his unraced dam, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Uraib from the further family of Batshoof and King Of Kings.
    John Ferguson's expenditure stands at 1,400,000gns for seven bought, placing him in second behind Shadwell on the leading buyers list.
    Kodiac's average is running at 117,812gns for 16 sold.
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    Lot 985: b c Al Kazeem - Request (Rainbow Quest)
    Shock tactics almost work first time round for Angus Gold on this colt, a half-brother to Coronation Cup winner Ask. Taking a leaf out of Paul Makin's book, Gold threw in an opening bid of 100,000gns and almost sealed the deal until an undisclosed bidder on the back stairs briefly took him on at the last minute. In the end, the hammer came down at 120,000gns to take his sire's sale average to 125,000gns for two sold.
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