"He's got size and scope," said Gordon-Watson. "He's a nice colt out of a good mare who vetted very well. He also comes from a very good farm."He's for a Hong Kong-based client, who bought here for the first time at the breeze-ups, and I suspect he'll join John Size."
"He's the most expensive pinhook I've ever bought," said Brendan Holland after going to 175,000gns for this colt. "But Zoffany is the best young sire at the moment and I thought this yearling was one of the best - if not the best- I'd seen."
"The mare is proven, and the Danehill/Entrepreneur cross is proven - it produced The Grey Gatsby, and he was very lucky for me," added Blarney. "Fingers crossed!"
"She's for a client of David Wachman's," said Nicoll. "She's a lovely filly by a sire who is doing incredibly well, as we all know - by a proven stallion and out of a proven mare."I bought Dark Angel as a yearling with Barry Hills. We bought him at Doncaster and he was just a very good model. He never ran at three - in his day, there was very little programme for three-year-old sprinters so he was retired - so perhaps we never got to see the best of him."On the market, Nicoll added: "The nice ones are selling well and the not so nice ones aren't, which is often the case."
"He's a beautiful mover and from top breeders," said Ferguson. "When Dick O'Gorman saw him in the summer, he looked a Book 2 horse but what is interesting about this colt is the way he has progressed throughout the summer - he has really thrived and done very well physically."I think his sale also proves that in this day and age it doesn't matter what book you are, the people are here for them to make their worth."
“She’ll be a high class filly in the yard, she was particularly athletic and ticks a lot of boxes," said Bell. "Charlie and I go a long way back as he bought Pass The Peace [who ran second in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches for Bell in his first year of training] for my father years ago.Gordon Watson added: “She is for a new client with Michael Bell and I.”
“I’ve bought him for MV Magnier," said Skiffington. "He is a really lovely colt and is from a farm that I’ve had a lot of luck with.”
"He's beautifully put together," said Nerses, acting as usual on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar. "He's by a good sire but it was his build that attracted us - he looks the real deal. We're very happy to bring him home. Like all our yearlings, he will be broken at Blue Diamond Stud North and a trainer will be decided at a later date."
"I buy a small number of horses at all different types of sale but I particularly enjoy buying at foal sales," said Liam Norris following the sale. "For me, it's all about the foal's physical attributes. Of course you have to take pedigree into consideration but I'm very strict in my selection process and try to pick an individual that I know Jenny and I can work with and help to develop into an athletic yearling. That's what makes results like this and last week's Oasis Dream colt really pleasing."
"We wanted to bring individuals who would stand out, and we knew coming here we had two nice, solid individuals - but I was still surprised by the amount of people who looked at them," said manager Brian McConnon."That's us finished for the yearling sales. Now it's back home to start prepping the foals - we have three selling at Goffs on the Friday."