May ’23 Round-Up

May kicked off to a lively start with the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up opening up the month. Two purchases were made, one a Dandy Man colt for 35,000gns from the black type preforming family of No Speak Alexander and Lily’s Rainbow. He breezed well and is an easy moving sort, he has gone into training with Harry Eustace. He should be sharp and we hope to see him run well in the not too distant future.

The second purchase of the day, for 42,000gns, was a Harry Angel colt out of a Dark Angel mare from the family of City Image. He looked an impressive sort on the day and he has gone into training with Tom Clover for owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah.

May rolled on quickly into the Arqana Breeze Up Sale where an exciting son of Siyouni was purchased for Michael Blencowe from top consigners Greenhills Farm for €45,000. The colt is out of a Born To Sea mare and comes from the family of Sea Of Heartbreak who achieved Group success in France. Hugo Palmer will train the colt to add to Michael Blencowe’s rapidly expanding team of horses.

A second purchase on the day was made for clients of trainer Tom Clover. The colt, by Starspangledbanner, was knocked down for €62,000. He is out of a Sea The Stars mare and hails from the same family as Le Harve.

Along with the European Sales, there has been notable success on the track. Horses purchased previously have come home to win at various racecourses around the UK, France and Australia. Most notably was Wonderful Times, who won the Listed Prix Urban Sea in France for Mario Barrati and owners Barton Stud. She was bought from the Tattersalls December mares sale in 2022. An honourable mention goes out to Rogue Millennium who finished a close second in the Group 2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Fillies Stakes, she currently holds an entry into the Group 1 Petty Polly Stakes at the Curragh in July.

Glens Top Cat broke his maiden when he won at Bendigo in Australia. Cuban Slide fashionably saw off the competition by an impressive nine lengths in his first start at Mussleburgh for trainer Karl Burke. Rogue De Vega won easily at Chelmsford in his Novice Stakes. Mariamne came home confidently in front on her second start in a Maiden Fillies Stakes for trainer James Ferguson and the new rising success syndicate Hasmonean Racing. And old boy Jungle Run flew home in his most recent start at Chelmsford in a Handicap.