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Esentepe - Newmarket - 18.04.2012

Esentepe: will join David Wachman after selling for 220,000gns

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Goff secures Esentepe
for 220,000gns at Tatts

IT WAS hoped four quality supplementary lots would be the catalyst to ignite the second day of Tattersalls' July Sale, and that proved to be the case yesterday when Esentepe, one of three late entries from Middleham Park Racing, headed the day's trade, selling to Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock for 220,000gns.

Her sale was the highlight of the day which saw an impressive 96 per cent of those offered, listed as sold.

The Oratorio filly, who won this season's Nell Gwyn Stakes before finishing a creditable third behind The Fugue at York in the Musidora Stakes, gave her connections a healthy return on the 22,000gns they parted with for her at Tattersalls in 2010 through agent Peter Doyle. Lily's Angel and Penitent, the two other horses offered by Middleham Park Racing, were unsold at 105,000gns and 60,000gns.

"She was the stand-out racing and broodmare prospect on offer at this sale and I think she would have possibly made more at the December sale," said Goff. "She has been bought for a new overseas client and will have a short break before going into training with David Wachman. She will stay with him for the rest of the year and then head to stud."

Smart handicapper Figaro was the first horse to reach the six-figure mark at this year's sale when selling to Tom Malone for 100,000gns, who was buying on behalf of trainer Tim Vaughan.

A dual winner for William Haggas, the four-year-old gelding proved popular among the jumping big guns with Malone forced to see off a determined Doanld McCain for the son of Medicean.

Californian-based Emmanuel de Seroux, of Narvik International, came to Newmarket with one horse in mind and landed the prize, when securing the Shadwell-consigned Eshaab for 80,000gns. A son of Dynaformer, he has shown potential this year for Ed Dunlop, winning a 1m2f handicap at Pontefract.

"He has been bought for a client in the middle east," said de Seroux. "He was the one horse I really wanted - I like the fact that he's by Dynaformer and he has been a consistent horse. and I hope with a little time, he will progress and strengthen to become a good dirt horse."

Five-year-old Pintura arrived at the sale in good form, having won at Chester's May meeting before recently being touched-off at the same venue, and was highly sought after, selling to Stephen Hillen for 60,000gns. Hillen had bought the horse as a two-year-old at Tattersalls for 21,000gns.

"Marwan [Koukash] was needing to sort his horses out a little, and I have always loved the horse, he has been bought for owner Michael Beaumont," said Hillen. "Michael was in a syndicate with Highclere and owns Indian Jade with trainer Kevin Ryan, who will train this horse. He should be a lot of fun and might be aimed at the Galway Festival."




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