Tattersalls December Mares Sale Continues in Robust Fashion
Trade at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale may not have hit the lofty heights of the opening two days which included the ‘Sceptre Sessions’ but there was still plenty of competition for the choice lots on the third day with nineteen lots selling for 50,000 guineas or more and a top price of 125,000 guineas.
Miska Returns to Breeder Tally-Ho for 125,000 Guineas
MISKA will be heading back to the place of her birth after being knocked down to Tally-Ho Stud’s Henry O’Callaghan for 125,000 guineas. The two-year-old out of the SHAMARDAL mare SHOBOBB was bred by Tally-Ho Stud and sold at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year for 210,000 guineas to Gainsborough Thoroughbreds. She raced for Sheikh Mohammed Obaid and won on her second start at Nottingham in June.
Consigned by Godolphin, MISKA is a half-sister to the Group 3 Pavilion Stakes and Group 3 Autumn Stakes winner GIFTED MASTER.
"She is a nice filly, we bred her," said a representative from Tally-Ho Stud. "She won her maiden and looked good but did not progress. We sold her full-sister at the October Yearling Sale for 475,000 guineas and she is a very nice sort, too. We'll see what to do with Miska, but she'll likely go to stud now."
Swinburns Return Angel’s Point to Genesis Green
Another filly set to return to her birthplace is ANGEL’S POINT, the DARK ANGEL half-sister to the Group 2 Solonaway Stakes winner I CAN FLY and the Listed winner VISCOUNT BARFIELD, who was purchased by the Swinburn family’s Genesis Green Stud for 90,000 guineas. The Godolphin consigned three-year-old is a daughter of the MONTJEU mare MADONNA DELL’ORTO, a half-sister to the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains winner LANDSEER.
ANGEL’S POINT was initially sold by Genesis Green Stud at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 260,000 guineas but raced just twice for trainer Andrew Balding and owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid. She is also a half-sister to the DUBAWI yearling colt out of MADONNA DELL’ORTO who topped last year’s Tattersalls December Foal Sale when selling for 1,800,000 guineas.
Genesis Green’s Michael Swinburn said: "Andrew thought a lot of Angel's Point, but she had a few training issues. We do have a filly foal by Fastnet Rock out of the mare and a full-sister to I Can Fly, and we have had enquiries about her. We'd love to keep her and race her, but with prizemoney the way it is, we may end up selling her. If so we have no other daughters out of Madonna Dell'orto so it made sense to buy Angel's Point back."
The Tattersalls December Mares Sale continues at 9.30am on Thursday, 1st December with the final session set to bring the curtain down on sales at Tattersalls Park Paddocks this year.