THIS week’s Tattersalls Online February Sale was topped by three-year-old Nuthatch, a winner last time out and offered from Jamie Osborne’s The Old Malthouse Stables. The daughter of Expert Eye attracted interest from many bidders before she was secured for 34,000gns by Trebles Holford Farm.

Following the sale, Trebles Holford’s Mike Watson commented on the purchase and future plans for the filly. He said: “I had seen her first race where she ran fifth at Southwell, and thought she ran with a great deal of promise. I followed her next run when she won at Chelmsford and thought there was definitely more improvement to come.

“No plan has been hatched as of yet, but we would like to race her on. We may give her a rest following on from her recent win, but we are yet to make a decision. Nothing is certain in this game; it’s early days for her but you always live in hope.”

The next highest-priced lots of the sale both sold for 22,000gns, with Robyn Brisland’s Danebury Racing Stables selling the five-year-old Sergeeant Tibbs who was purchased by John Flint. This follows Brisland’s successful use of the Tattersalls Online platform when selling Whozatgirlin January.

Brisland said: “We’ve found utilising Tattersalls Online extremely useful, especially being a small yard, as it has allowed our horses to gain good traction from a wide range of buyers. Our owners enjoy selling on it as it’s very cost effective in terms of entry fees, no transport costs and minimal staffing costs.

“There is also great flexibility with Tattersalls Online. For example if a horse happens to not sell, we can run them again next week with minimal stress to all involved.”

Ger Lyons

The second lot to sell for 22,000gns was the well-bred Zero Mostel, offered by Ger Lyons’ Glenburnie Stables on behalf of owner Peter Brant and purchased by Charlie Gordon Watson Bloodstock. The three-year-old son of No Nay Never has only had two starts this season at Dundalk and is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Uni.

The Tattersalls Online February Sale realised a turnover of 210,700gns from the sale of 29 lots, and attracted over 180 registered bidders. There were a total of 637 individual bids from potential buyers located in the Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and the Gulf region.

Unsold lots remain available for purchase through the Make An Offer facility on the Tattersalls Online platform, with offers and enquiries welcome by email and telephone to the Tattersalls Online team.

The next Tattersalls Online Sale will take place on March 8th and 9th March.