Four Wildcards Added to Tattersalls December Mares Sale

Royal Lytham winning the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes at Newmarket
Royal Lytham winning the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes at Newmarket

The Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes winner ROYAL LYTHAM is one of four wildcards added to the forthcoming Tattersalls December Mares Sale.  

The three-year-old son of GLENEAGLES capped an impressive juvenile season for Aidan O’Brien with a third in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes behind subsequent Irish 2,000 Guineas winner SISKIN. Timeform-rated 110, ROYAL LYTHAM is out of the Listed winner GOTLANDIA from the family of Group 1 Fillies’ Mile winner GLOROSIA and will be offered out of training by the Castlebridge Consignment as lot 1508A.

The Castlebridge Consignment will also offer the well-bred KENDARGENT filly ELA KATRINA in training as lot 1752A. The winner of three of her four starts this year for Ger Lyons, ELA KATRINA is offered with a Timeform rating of 89. A daughter of the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks winner and multiple Group and Grade 1 runner up ELA ATHENA, ELA KATRINA is a half-sister to the popular Group 2 Doncaster Cup winner PALLASATOR and two further blacktype horses in ALPHONSUS and ELAS DIAMOND, herself the dam of the Listed winner and Group 2 placed ELAS RUBY.  

Another wildcard set to attract plenty of attention is the winning BATED BREATH mare FACILITATE who will be consigned by Jamie Railton and offered in foal to EXCEED AND EXCEL. Catalogued as lot 1613A, FACILITATE hails from an excellent Juddmonte family as a daughter of the Listed Prix Amandine winner EMERGENCY, a half-sister to the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes victor PROHIBIT.  

The quartet of wildcards is completed by the three-year-old LITTLEDIDYOUKNOW, a three time winner who received a significant update to her pedigree this summer when her half-sister BODHICITTA ran out an impressive winner of the Grade 2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar and placed second in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. The daughter of DUE DILIGENCE is from the extended family of dual Group 1 winner LA COLLINA and the Group 2 winning sire FRACAS, and will be consigned by Jamie Railton as lot 1858A.

The Tattersalls December Mares Sale will take place from Monday 30th November to Thursday 3rd December. Catalogues are online now at and available from Tattersalls and Tattersalls representatives.