Nineteen Top 100K on Second Day of Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale

Lot 453: Producer (GB)
Lot 453: Producer (GB)

The action stepped up a notch on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale with nineteen lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more, including three that doubled that figure. A total of 250 lots were sold for 7,532,300 guineas, a rise of 15% on the corresponding session last year, whilst the average rose 8% to 30,129 guineas and the median stayed constant at 16,000 guineas. The clearance was an impressive 90%. 

The top lot on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale came early on when Bobby O’Ryan bought the multiple Group winning five-year-old PRODUCER for 250,000 guineas.

"He's a lovely horse," said O'Ryan after bringing some early morning action to the sale ring.

"He is for a client and goes to Dermot Weld. He vetted beautifully, and he is one for an international campaign."

Consigned by Richard Hannon’s East Everleigh Stables, the son of DUTCH ART was sold with a ‘Timeform’ rating of 116.

Anthony Stroud Bloodstock’s Matt Coleman secured the GALILEO three-year-old SNOWMANE for 210,000 guineas on behalf of the Cool Silk Partnership. Coleman had to see of his employer Anthony Stroud to secure the gelding.

"This is for Peter Swann, an owner with James Given," said Coleman. 

"I bought yearlings for him this autumn and he decided that he would like a nice horse in training too.

"Peter likes the All-Weather and wanted a horse to target the Winter Derby, which is the plan before than a possible international campaign.

"This horse has good form, but I loved his last run, which was his first on the Polytrack in a 0-100 handicap. He showed an electric turn of foot and looked as though he could be a horse to excel on the surface.

"We have gone over our initial valuation, but this market is so strong - mind you we could not have got near a yearling son of Galileo."

SNOWMANE, who was trained by Ger Lyons in Ireland, was sold with a ‘Timeform’ rating of 106 and consigned to the sale by agent Jamie Railton.

Two years ago in this ring Johnny McKeever secured the subsequent Group 1 Sydney Cup winner THE OFFER with a single bid of 200,000 guineas. Standing in the same position with Gai Waterhouse’s Racing Manager Adrian Bott, McKeever repeated the act when the three-year-old KNIFE POINT came into the ring.

"We thought we might as well use the old 'Rob Waterhouse trick' and blow out the opposition with one bid," said McKeever.

"We'll see if we have been clever or not! But this is a lovely horse, he is by High Chaparral, who is so well known in the southern hemisphere, and his trainer Hugo Palmer, a former assistant to Gai, highly recommended him."

KNIFE POINT, who was sold with a ‘Timeform’ rating of 96, will join trainer Gai Waterhouse, whose purchases at this sale in recent years have included the Group 1 winners THE OFFER and GLENCADAM GOLD.

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continues at 9.30am on Wednesday, October 29.