WITH no crowds allowed at Cheltenham, and a suspension of point-to-pointing in Ireland seriously impacting on the supply chain for sales, this year’s version of the Tattersalls Cheltenham March Sale was a very different animal to any of its predecessors.

Nonetheless, the sale which was added to the end of Wednesday’s selling at the inaugural Tattersalls March Sale held in Park Paddocks, Newmarket, must be considered to have been satisfactory, and all but a pair of the 27 lots offered changed hands. All of the usual buying bench were in play, and most of the leading trainers in Ireland and Britain were active.