PINHOOK of the week at Tattersalls, and there were a number of contenders, must go to Lot 798. Bought as a foal for €4,000 at last year’s Tattersalls Ireland Flat Foal Sale by Culworth Grounds Farm, the son of Cable Bay sold for 160,000gns to Shadwell. “He was a good-walking foal, but I suppose what swung it through the bidding was when the auctioneer said that he was from the family of Enable!” laughed consignor Sophie Buckley of Culworth Grounds.

“He has been a straightforward colt throughout. His half-brother Fifth Position has become a stakes horse this year and Cable Bay has done so well. I am delighted that Shadwell bought him – my first job in racing was a door opener for Angus Gold!”