Tattersalls October Book 2 Continues in Buoyant Fashion
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in buoyant fashion on the second day following on from the fireworks during the opening session. Seven lots sold for 200,000 guineas or more on the second day, taking the two-day total to 18 with the KYLLACHY colt out of CONSTITUTE leading the way at 320,000 guineas. The day saw a total of 216 lots sell for 13,314,000 guineas at an average of 61,639 guineas and a median of 49,000 guineas. The turnover was up 39% on the corresponding session last year whilst the average and median rose 29% and 36% respectively.
The top lot for the day was lot 867, the KYLLACHY colt consigned by Cheveley Park Stud out of the GONE WEST mare CONSTITUTE. Hailing from the family of Champion European two-year-old BAKHAROFF, and Lockinge Stakes winner EMPEROR JONES, the colt was knocked down to Shadwell Estates’ Angus Gold for 320,000 guineas after he saw off the determined efforts of Tony Nerses.
“He's a lovely, big, strong horse. It was a huge price but clearly others valued him as well,” commented Gold. “I loved him when I saw him at the stud, and I think he'll make a real powerful two-year-old.”
Cheveley Park Stud’s Chris Richardson said: "Mrs Thompson is thrilled and we are very grateful to Sheikh Hamdan for his support.
"It's a wonderful sale for Kyllachy, who has had a great year again on the racecourse thanks to Sole Power. He has a nice selection of individuals here and he has been very popular this week."
Clairemont Stud’s Liam and Jenny Norris were celebrating a pinhooking triumph when their 75,000 guineas Tattersalls December Foal purchase realised 260,000 guineas. Catalogued as lot 851, the colt by RIP VAN WINKLE out of the DANEHILL DANCER mare CHEHALIS SUNSET was knocked down to John Gosden after he saw off the efforts of Kieran McManus.
"He is a beautiful colt, by a stallion going the right way, very athletic and obviously popular," said Gosden.
Consignor Norris commented: "I am delighted. He has always had a great walk, he's a great sales horse. Let's hope he goes on to be a great racehorse - he's gone to a great home.
"My wife Jenny and the girls at home have done a great job preparing him as always."
Hugo Lascelles had to go to 250,000 guineas to secure the KODIAC filly catalogued as lot 782 from The Castlebridge Consignment. The daughter of the BARATHEA mare BARRACADE was knocked down to Lascelles after he saw off the efforts of underbidder Angus Gold and SackvilleDonald’s Ed Sackville.
"She is for a British client and we've bought a few his week," said Lascelles. "She was my pick of the fillies today, she is gorgeous with a wonderful walk and a real two-year-old type with some quality."
"I think the three-day format is working well - we are getting through them well," he said, adding: "There is such a demand for British and Irish horses, everyone wants them because they have done so well around the world."
The sale represented a great pinhooking result for her owners, having been bought for at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale for just 60,000 guineas.
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues at 10am on Thursday, October 15.