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Formosina and Ryan Moore win the Ladbrokes.com Railway Stakes The Curragh 27.06.2010Formosina (black colours): will race for Saudi Arabian connections next year after selling to Naif Alatawi for 320,000gns.   PICTURE: Patrick McCann 

Day 3 Tatts HIT Sale - 320k for Formosina

Lot 1169 - and another high-profile lot falls to Stroud after the agent fights off a host of interest, including Alastair Donald standing with Ed Walker, for Rock N Roll Ransom at 240,000gns.

The three-year-old gelding has made rapid strides since hittingthe track in June for Luca Cumani, winning three of six starts and finishing second against older horses in a 0-105 handicap at Ascot last time out. The son of Red Ransom is the product of one of Meon Valley's most famous families as a son of Group 1 winner Zee Zee Top, a half-sister to Opera House and Kayf Tara.

Lot 1150 - Anthony Stroud takes his tally for the sale to ten with the 80,000gns purchase of triple winner Cansili Star. Amanda Perrett was the underbidder on the gelding, who is the highlight of Michael Jarvis' draft.

Lot 1067; Formosina - Yet another quality two-year-old is heading to Saudi Arabia after agent Bertie Butler goes to 320,000gns for Railway Stakes winner Formosina on behalf of trainer Naif Alatawi.

Trainer Jeremy Noseda was keen not to let the son of Footstepsinthesand go, firstly bidding beyond 100,000gns in a doorway before resurfacing up the back stairs, from where he was able to hide while bidding up to 310,000gns.

Brendan Holland of Grove Stud was also among those who tried to secure the colt.

Butler and Alatawi purchased Cornwallis Stakes winner Electric Waves yesterday for 200,000gns and like that filly, Formosina will be aimed at the Dubai Carnival.

"He was a lovely horse and he races as if he should go on the sand," said Butler.

Lot1026 - Guy Mulcaster secures another high-profile lot for Sydney trainer Chris Waller in Contract Caterer, a 92-rated three-year-old from Andrew Balding who costs 180,000gns.

Contract Caterer is the second three-year-old by Azamour to hit six figures this afternoon following Togiak.

 

 

 

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