01 Nov October ’23 Round Up
Tattersalls Book 1, 2 and 3 took place in Newmarket during October and saw the purchase of twenty-three yearlings in total heading to various trainers such as Ralph Beckett, Andrew Balding, George Scott, Tom Clover, David Simcock and others. On the track the highlights were Rogue Millenium and Rogue Lightning lining up in Group 1’s on Arc weekend. Rogue Millenium didn’t perform as hoped and will now take her place in the Sceptre Session at Tattersalls December mares sale. Rogue Lightening ran an eye-catching race in the Prix de l’Abbaye over five furlongs to finish an unlucky fifth, he was then offered later in the month at the Goffs Qipco British Champions Day Sale at Ascot and sold for £1 million to Blandford Bloodstock. Billy originally purchased him for trainer and owner duo The Rogues
Gallery and Tom Clover at Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up for 42,000 Guineas. A huge success for the whole team!
Michael Blencowe finished the season with a handful of winners, firstly Royal Supremacy, a son of Make Believe, made it two wins from three starts when obliging at Kempton. Trained by Andrew Badling, he was purchased at Tattersalls Book 2 for 65,000 Guineas. Then Royal Jet won on convincingly after a long break at Leicester and rounding up with Light Speed winning cosily the second time out when cruising home at Newcastle.
Moswaat won well the second time out for trainer Roger Varian and owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah, he then went onto run again twelve days later in the Listed William Hill Prospect Stakes at Doncaster finishing third. He looks the sort to be competitive at Group level next year, purchased from Tattersalls Book 1 from Barton Stud for 150,000 Guineas last year.
Serengeti Sunrise has won on his second start at Wolverhampton for trainer George Scott and owners The Trading Partnership. The Dandy Man gelding was a purchase from Tattersalls Ireland for €10,000 as a yearling.
Back to the yearling sales at Tattersalls, the much-anticipated Book 1 saw the purchase of four yearlings. The first of which was an easy-moving Showcasing colt out of a Listed and Group placed mare Blue Gardenia, a daughter of Mastercraftsman. He was knocked down for 85,000 Guineas from New England Stud for client Michael Bringloe to be trained by TomClover. Three more yearlings were added to the new partnership Michael Blencowe and Imperium from Book 1 – the first of which was an imposing Night Of Thunder colt full brother to the multiple stakes-placed Magical Journey and from the family of Matiya. He was knocked down for 180,000 Guineas. Second was a Churchill colt out of multiple stakes placed and Listed winning mare Elbereth from the family of Masani/Beverley Green, the easy-moving filly was purchased for 130,000 Guineas and will be trained by Andrew Balding who trained the dam. Finally, a son of Camelot out of black type performer Nayarra and a half-brother to Listed and Group performers Seventh Kingdom and Lahore, from the family of Gustav Klimt and Wonderfully, was purchased for 170,000 Guineas.
Book 2 was a livelier affair numerically. Firstly there was a lovely New Bay filly for syndicate Hasmonean Racing who will head into training with local trainer James Ferguson, she was purchased for 25,000 Guineas.
Then there were six purchases made for another Newmarket trainer Tom Clover; A Bated Breath colt out of a Galileo mare, full brother to Grade 1 winner Space Traveller, he was knocked down for 62,000 Guineas.
36,000 Guineas was given for an Oasis Dream filly out of a Kodiac mare, half-brother to the multiple Group placed Ancestral Land. A smart Mehmas filly out of Bated Breath mare from the family of Nid D’Abeilles and Architecture, she was purchased for just 15,000 Guineas. A Too Darn Hot filly from the family of Ocovango and Crystal Music, the fast-looking filly was bought for 60,000 Guineas. A New Bay filly from the family of Guilded, purchased for 50,000 Guineas from Meon Valley Stud. And another New Bay, this time a colt, out of black type mare Encore L’Amour purchased for 50,000 Guineas – the half-bother by Kodiac is also in the Clover training establishment and was purchased from the Craven Breeze Up for The Rogues Gallery.
Three yearlings to head into training for Andrew Balding and Michael Blencowe from Book 2 – a lovely moving Australia colt, half-brother to Current Option purchased for 90,000 Guineas. An Acclamation colt from Rathbarry Stud out of an Exceed and Excel mare from the family of Ruby Rocket and half-brother to black type performer Exquisite Acclaim was knocked down for 62,000 Guineas. And a smart New Bay filly out of a Kingman mare, from the family of Damaniyat Girl – she was purchased 32,000 Guineas.
One other purchase to note was an easy-walking Nathaniel filly out of a Danehill mare, half-sister to Grade 1 winner Mutamakina. She was purchased for 82,000 Guineas from New England Stud for Elaine Nolan to head to James Ferguson.
Book 3 saw several purchases made for George Scott – a Waldgiest out of a dam of multiple winners for 26,000 Guineas. Secondly a racy Havana Gold colt out of a Danehill mare, a damof multiple winners, the fast looking colt was bought for 28,000 Guineas. Lastly a Kodi Bear
filly out of a Lawman mare from Glacken View for 34,000 Guineas – she comes from the family of Gloomy Sunday and Regina. There were also purchases for trainers Tom Clover and David Simcock. A Kodi Bear colt out of Zippy Rock from the family of Jessica’s Dream and a Havana Gold from Repender Stud – he was purchased for 20,000 Guineas for Tom. And a Calyx colt from Manister House Stud out of a Danehill Dancer mare, the sharp sort was knocked down for 30,000 Guineas for David.
Finally, at the end of October was the Horses-training-sale where Billy teamed up with Ciaron Maher Racing’s Will Bourne to buy various horses including the exciting Amleto, purchased for 360,000 Guineas, he’s a full brother to Irish Oaks winner Sea Of Class. They also purchased Cosmic Vega for 100,000 Guineas, a Listed winner and multiple stakes- placed, he should be an exciting prospect in Australia. Then Chartwell House was bought for just 60,000 Guineas, the previously 90+ rated miler had shown a lot of good form throughout the summer and will relish the quick tracks of Melbourne.