EUGENE Daly’s Longview Stud sold a pair of colts for £180,000 each, coming close to heading the trade on both days. His son of Blue Point on day one is the second foal out of the British and US stakes-placed So Hi Society. The mare’s first runner is a two-year-old who has hit the bar on three of her four starts.

“The owner was keen to get a two-year-old type, so there was no better place to come than Doncaster,” said Ed Sackville after successfully securing the colt on behalf of an undisclosed British-based client. “This colt was a real standout,” he continued. “The sire needs no introduction, and the dam was a fast filly, from a lovely Wildenstein family. He’s going to be trained by Dave Loughnane, who’s got a really good record with two-year-olds.”

Champion juvenile

Twenty-four hours later and Daly sold a son of another Shamardal stallion, in this case Pinatubo, for £180,000 to take top spot at the concluding session of the sale. One of the first offerings of the European champion juvenile and Group 1 Prix Jean Prat winner, the colt is a half-brother to the Group 3-winning two-year-old filly Al Raya, She was a graduate of this sale in 2018 and topped the Goffs Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale at £450,000.

Having endeared himself to the Godolphin buying team of Anthony Stroud and David Loder during inspections, it was Jono Mills who signed the docket as the others were on their way to Baden-Baden for the yearling sale there. “Just a lovely individual, who Anthony and David loved,” was Mills’ verdict when he spoke afterwards.

“Pinatubo was a proper horse and we’re really looking forward to his first runners. This one comes from a great farm and was beautifully turned out.”