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Shamardal colt heads strong day at Tattersalls

A SON of Shamardal consigned by Yeomanstown Stud was the highlight on the second day of the Book 2 sale at Tattersalls on Tuesday when selling to Ross Doyle for 245,000gns.

Doyle's purchase ensured a major pinhooking success for Yeomanstown, having cost 32,000gns as a foal in December.

Doyle outbid Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the colt, who is a half-brother to this season's high-class handicapper Imperial Guest.

"He's been bought for an undisclosed client and will go into training with Richard Hannon," said Doyle. "He was the stand-out colt - physical specimen of the week. He was a lovely moving, good walker and has the pedigree to back it up. He is a real tough-looking sort."

Earlier in the day, and after a prolonged duel with John Ferguson, Tony Nerses secured a son of Teofilo consigned by Peter and Edward Player's Whatton Manor Stud for 220,000gns.

The February-born colt is out of a winning half-sister to the high-class sprinter Overdose and descends from Player's foundation mare Gay Charlotte.

"The horse has been bought for Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar," said Nerses. "I was very keen to get him - he had a nice pedigree and was an outstanding individual. He will head back to Blue Diamond Stud before we make a decision on a trainer.

Nerses was not finished there and late on in proceedings parted with 190,000gns for a Rathbarry Stud-consigned daughter of Acclamation.

The February-born filly is out of a half-sister to the three stakes winners, including the Prix Ganay winner Cutlass Bay and will also carry the Authorized colours of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar.

"She was a quality filly," said Nerses. "I hope she will make a two-year-old, she was very correct and comes from a fantastic farm."

"I have no lists this week, I'm just buying on spec and this was one that I had to have."

Yearlings by Galileo accounted for the six dearest lots at last week's Book 1 Sale, so the only offering by the champion sire this week was always going to be highly sought after.

Consigned by Ballybin Stud, the filly was the subject of a tug of war between BBA Ireland's Adrian Nicholl and Dabid Redvers, with the former coming out on top with a final bid of 205,000gns.

She is the fourth foal out of the Group 3-winning mare Redstone Dancer, a half-sister to the Surrey Stakes winner Red Liason and descends from a family that includes Rainbow Quest.

"She'll be going to Ireland for an existing client," said Nicholl. "She is a lovely filly and would have probably made a lot more last week. I don't know why she wasn't in that sale."

Hugo Lascelles, who bought three fillies last week for 1,210,000gns, was in search of more female talent and was pushed all the way buy Charlie Liverton to 170,000gns for a Selkirk filly.

Offered from Watership Down Stud, the filly is out of the winning Kingmambo mare Sister Maria, producer of the useful performer Apothecary and Interior Minsiter who finished fourth on his debut for Mikael Magnusson.

"She will be trained here for an English owner-breeder," said Lascelles. "There is very little Northern Dancer in her pedigree making her a great outcross. She was a good-looking filly, very athletic and light on her feet."




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