Laafy tops Tattersalls last day sale in July
The 5 year old son of Noble Mission has won four times in training with Sir Michael Stoute and played with credit in a black type company finishing third in last year’s Eqtidaar Godolphin Stakes. He joins Malton-based Mark Campion with a maximum Racing Post score of 109.
“He’s a very beautiful horse,” said Campion. “Arthur spotted him and said ‘Daddy, you have to come see this horse.’ He goes over the obstacle and is a highly rated horse, he has a lot of ability.
“We’ll take him home, the team can take a look at him and we’ll make a decision on what to do next once we see how he settles down. He’s a beautiful, tall horse and we have a small team to own it. “
Laafy last changed hands at public auction at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale when it was purchased by Rabbah Bloodstock for $ 150,000. His four career wins and five places in 18 starts have brought in a connection price of £ 77,666 (US $ 98,154) over four training seasons.
A strong renewal of the July three-day Tattersalls sale concluded with sales of 12,301,300 Guineas (US $ 17,822,691), an average price of 22,865 Guineas (US $ 33,066) and a median of 12,000 guineas (US $ 17,389).
Rock solid demand was reflected in the 94% liquidation rate, as 538 of the 574 lots on offer found buyers. There are no comparative figures after last year’s reformatted July sale.
Trainer in Shape Kill Upgrades
North Yorkshire-based coach Grant Tuer has already achieved notable results at the racetrack this year and on Friday he landed a big sales strike by winning the 100,000 guineas (US $ 144,790). King Triton with DPA Bloodstock.
“We had three horses on the roster and Ed loved him. He’s not often in the country, but he raced today and luckily he managed to get there just in time.”
King Triton joins a team in great shape as Kill has already shot a personal best 28 winners in 2021, who have achieved a phenomenal strike rate of 25%.
The trainer added, “My team has worked hard over the past two or three seasons to get us to this position where we have good owners, and we can afford better animals at sales.
“We try to build the yard in terms of quality and to be able to add a horse like him to the team is very satisfying. He has never raced with a handicap but has a rating of 85 which seems achievable, and we’ll be thinking about going to the 3-year-old handicap mile at the Ebor Festival. “
Williams catches Frankel fever
Frankel fever gripped Britain’s racetracks on Friday and so did Tattersalls as the stallion Juddmonte is the sire of French cap, who dominated a strong morning session, with a 100% success rate, when he was beaten by Ian Williams and Richard Ryan at 88,000 guineas (US $ 127,415).
Cap Francais, which was bred and owned by the late John Pearce, notched three wins for Ed Walker, including a mile handicap at Haydock which earned him a career-best RPR of 107. He also won the black guy when he finished second to Cape of good hope in the Epsom Derby lawsuit in 2019.
Tylicki teams up with an old ally
Two lots brought in 80,000 guineas (US $ 115,832) during the morning session, the first to fetch that figure the slightly raced Life on the rocks. The progressive son of Fascinating rock , which was donated by Kevin Ryan’s Hambleton Lodge Stables, is set to move to a new yard in North Yorkshire after being sold to Freddy Tylicki, who was acting on behalf of a former ally.
“Richard Fahey called me this morning and asked me to buy this horse so I was just following the instructions,” said Tylicki, who was also celebrating his 35th birthday. “He’s a nice guy with progressive form and Richard has been very good to me throughout my career. I was an apprentice champion when I was with him so it’s nice to reconnect with him.”
The 3-year-old colt made three starts for Ryan and was last seen finishing second in a young girl Ayr over a mile, an effort that earned him an RPR of 79.
The second batch of 80,000 guineas (US $ 115,832) was useful Royal dynasty, who left Mohamed Mubarak’s Newmarket yard and is now heading to Joseph O’Brien’s County Kilkenny stable.
The daughter of Spirit of charm has won seven times for Mubarak, including his penultimate outing, an effort that reached a career-high RPR of 96. She tied that rating on her last start when she was fourth behind Princess Highfield in the Queen Charlotte Fillies’ Stakes.
“She was bought to run,” said O’Brien. “She looks like a progressive filly with a pedigree and we’re so excited to have her. We’ll start with her now and run her the rest of the year and see what happens.”
The 5-year-old is from the family of One in a million , a founder mare of Meon Valley Stud whose immediate descendants include major winners such as Milligram , Anapurna , Speedy boarding, and Dashing willoughby .
Royal Dynasty turned out to be a good deal for Mubarak, as she not only scooped a hefty five-figure sum from Tattersalls, but also grossed £ 40,150 (US $ 53,335) in prize money, despite the fact that she cost only 1,000 guineas (US $ 1,376). as a young girl rated 69 in the December 2019 sale.
Peter Rabbit is heading towards McGuinness
The third prize to bring 80,000 guineas (US $ 115,832) on the day was Peter Rabbit , with half-brother Cappella Sansevero at Harry angel follow Stephen Thorne’s path from Shamrock Thoroughbreds.
The 4-year-old had a good reputation after an unbeaten youth campaign that ended with a victory in the Mill Reef Stakes (G2). However, things haven’t gone as planned since then and he now joins the Adrian McGuinness team with an official grade of 102.
Peter Rabbit wins the 2019 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury Racecourse
“He had a huge profile and was a very talented 2 year old,” Thorne said. “We have a great relationship with Roger Varian and bought him two picket horses so we were very keen on doing business again. It’s great to build relationships with these shippers and a trainer like him leaves some room. to the next man. “
Thorne added: “He’s a great horse and maybe he showed so much talent at 2 years old that it took him a little while for his 3 year campaign. I hope we can rejuvenate him. – maybe the system at home with the use of the beach will work for him, he could be handicapped.
Douglass on the right road
Few have brought better recent form to sale than the Ralph Beckett trained Rhébus Road, and the progressive son of Champs Élysées duly recovered 70,000 guineas (US $ 101,353) from Will Douglass of Charlie Gordon-Watson Bloodstock.
The youngster, one year old of 55,000 guineas (US $ 73,831), was cataloged as having run several times at 2 and 3 years old, but had improved his profile with a 4 1/2 victory over 12 stages at Beverley in seven days only before going under the hammer.
“He was bought to win the Jockey Club Whip for Tim Syder and Dominic Burke, so he will go back to Ralph and could jump afterwards,” said Douglass. “Ralph has a good Whip track record and he looks like a horse going the right way. He’s a recent winner and his form has worked really well.”
Rhebus Road was the last horse sold by Lucra Partnership, the trade union run by Beckett and agent Alex Elliott.
The operation has already been sold New mandate , later winner of the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for Marc Chan, and the progressive stayer Zinc white, which topped London’s Goffs sale at £ 310,000 (US $ 437,301) when bought by Dan Astbury and Oliver Greenall.