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SALES: Quality lots on offer at the Craven Sale
on 05 April 2019
The Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale at Newmarket is previewed by Michael Ross

ONCE again this year there are two Newmarket breeze-up sales, first the well established auction held by Tattersalls during the Craven meeting, then their Guineas Breeze-Up Sale two weeks later.

The catalogue for the Craven Breeze-Up Sale is slightly smaller than last year, containing 147 well-bred candidates to be offered by Tattersalls at Park Paddocks on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16th and 17th, starting at 6pm each evening after racing at the Newmarket Craven meeting.

All lots will breeze once, starting at 9.30am on the morning of Monday, April 15th. This sale has produced 12 Group 1 winners in recent years, including Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Rosdhu Queen who cost only 65,000 guineas in 2012 and was later resold for 2,100,000 guineas.

DRAFTS

Well over half of the two-year-olds are due to travel from Ireland, including the two largest drafts, from Mocklershill and Knockanglass Stables.

Many of the top sires are represented this April, among them Dark Angel, Exceed And Excel, Invincible Spirit, Kingman, No Nay Never, Oasis Dream, Sea The Stars and Shamardal. Kodiac has the most entries with 13. There are 27 two-year-olds sired by stallions standing in the USA, including Kitten’s Joy and Uncle Mo.

Only 42 of the entries are fillies, but many of those have outstanding pedigrees, giving them special appeal as dual-purpose prospects.

TOP VENDORS

Alliance Bloodstock

Lot 29 2yo ch c by American Pharoah. Half-brother to 2 winners, including Shumoos (Group 3 Sirenia Stakes, second Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes). Grandam Strategic Maneuver won 2 Grade 1 races in USA.

Lot 57 2yo b f by Uncle Mo. Half-sister to 3 winners. Dam Cherokee won Group 3 Round Tower Stakes, half-sister to Lil’s Lad (5 wins, Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes in USA, second Grade 1 Florida Derby).

Lot 112 2yo b f by Oasis Dream. Half-sister to 3 winners. Dam Lahaleeb won Grade 1 E P Taylor Stakes in Canada, Group 2 Rockfel Stakes, second Group 1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Family of Group 1 star Virtual.

Lot 115 2yo b f by Golden Horn. Second produce. Dam Los Ojitos won 3 races in USA, blacktype-placed 4 times. Family of Arkadian Hero (7 wins, Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes, Group 3 Hungerford Stakes).

Lot 139 2yo b/br c by War Front. Half-brother to 10 winners, including Diamondsandrubies (Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes). Dam champion Quarter Moon won Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, own-sister to Yesterday (Irish 1000 Guineas).

Lynn Lodge Stud

Lot 33 2yo gr c by Kodiac. Half-brother to 5 winners, including Kool Kompany (7 wins, Group 2 Railway Stakes, Group 2 Prix Robert Papin, Group 3 Craven Stakes, second Group 1 Phoenix Stakes) and Ridge City (8 wins).

Lot 49 2yo b/br c by Street Sense. Dam won 2 races in USA, half-sister to champion Big Brown (Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Grade 1 Florida Derby) and Archaggelos (Grade 3 Grey Stakes).

Lot 73 2yo b c by Zoffany. First produce. Dam half-sister to 8 winners, including champion Giant’s Causeway (Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes, etc) and You’resothrilling (dam of Group 1 stars Gleneagles, Happily and Marvellous).

Lot 78 2yo b c by Medaglia D’Oro. First produce. Dam half-sister to A P Valentine (Grade 1 Champagne Stakes in USA, second Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes) and Heart Shaped (champion 2yo filly in Ireland).

Mocklershill

Lot 11 2yo b f by Sea The Stars. Dam won at 2 years, half-sister to 4 blacktype winners, including San Sicharia (Group 3 Chartwell Stakes) and Tucuman (listed wins in France and Hong Kong). Family of Group 1 stars Valixir and Vahorimix.

Lot 20 2yo b c by Dansili. Half-brother to 7 winners, including Plea Bargain (Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes), Lay Time (Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes) and listed scorer Jira. Grandam is champion Time Charter.

Lot 25 2yo b c by Kingman. Second produce. Dam winning half-sister to 5 winners. Grandam champion Islington won Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks, twice, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, own-sister to champion Greek Dance.

Lot 68 2yo b c by Gleneagles. Half-brother to a winner. Dam Eastern Appeal won Group 3 Athasi Stakes, Group 3 Concorde Stakes. Family of Star of Seville (Group 1 Prix de Diane) and US Grade 1 star Winchester.

Lot 111 2yo b c by Uncle Mo. First produce. Dam Lady Lara won Grade 2 Honey Fox Stakes, Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap, listed wins in England and USA. Family of Group 1 stars Footstepsinthesand, Pedro The Great, Power, Curvy, One Master, etc.

QUALITY COLTS

Lot 1 2yo b c by Shamardal. From Houghton Bloodstock. Dam won 3 races, half-sister to Qualify (Group 1 Oaks) and group-placed Shogun. Family of Group 1 stars Workforce (Derby, Arc) and Brian Boru (St Leger).

Lot 8 2yo b c by No Nay Never. From Yeomanstown Stud. First produce. Dam own-sister to Moon Unit (Group 3 Greenlands Stakes and 4 listed wins). Grandam half-sister to champion Old Vic (Irish Derby, Prix du Jockey Club). Family of High Top.

Lot 10 2yo b c by Kingman. From Bansha House Stables. Second produce. Dam half-sister to Awesome Act (Grade 3 Gotham Stakes in USA) and US stakes winner Fastest Magician. Family of Machiavellian and Bago.

Lot 21 2yo b c by Siyouni. From Malcolm Bastard. Half-brother to 2 winners, including listed scorer Titi Makfi. Dam winning half-sister to champion Attraction (1000 Guineas, Irish 1000 Guineas).

Lot 42 2yo ch c by Dutch Art. From Leamore Horses Ltd. Half-brother to 4 winners, including Bsharpsonata (Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes, Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes in USA) and Backtalk (Grade 2 Sanford Stakes).

Lot 43 2yo b c by Dark Angel. From Oaks Farm Stables. Second produce. Dam Artistic Jewel won 3 listed races in England, Group second at the Curragh. Family of Group 1 star Equiano.

Lot 62 2yo gr c by Dark Angel. From Greenhills Farm. Half-brother to 6 winners, including Intense Focus (Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes) and the dam of champion filly Skitter Scatter. Family of champion Soldier Of Fortune.

Lot 95 2yo b c by New Approach. From Grove Stud. First produce. Dam winning half-sister to Newmarket listed scorer With Interest. Grandam won Group 3 at Deauville, half-sister to With Anticipation (5 Grade 1 wins in USA).

Lot 107 2yo b c by Kodiac. From Star Bloodstock. Half-brother to 3 winners, including Trip To Paris (Group 1 Gold Cup). Grandam own-sister to champion Ezzoud, half-sister to Group 1 star Distant Relative.

Lot 117 2yo b c by Kodiac. From Oak Tree Farm. Half-brother to 2 winners. Dam Lucky won Group 3 Athasi Stakes, own-sister to King Of Kings (Group 1 2000 Guineas, Group 1 National Stakes) and Amethyst.

Lot 120 2yo b/br c by Slade Power. From C A J Stables. Half-brother to 3 winners. Dam winning own-sister to Tarfshi (Group 2 Pretty Polly Stakes), half-sister to champion Embassy, out of champion Pass The Peace.

Lot 122 2yo b c by Invincible Spirit. From Oak Tree Farm. Half-brother to 5 winners, including Erupt (Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, Grade 1 Canadian International) and Marie de Medici (Listed Pretty Polly Stakes).

Lot 127 2yo b c by Dark Angel. From Oak Tree Farm. First produce. Dam winning half-sister to Banimpire (Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, second Group 1 Irish Oaks). Family of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winners Detroit, Carnegie.

Lot 134 2yo b c by Shamardal. From Grove Stud. First produce. Dam half-sister to Lillie Langtry (Group 1 Coronation Stakes, dam of triple champion Minding, 7 Group 1 wins inc 1000 Guineas, Oaks, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes).

ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

Lot 32 2yo ch c by Hard Spun. From Friars Lough Stables. Second produce. Dam winning half-sister to 4 winners, including Classic Elegance (Grade 2 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga) and stakes winner Contributing.

Lot 46 2yo b f by Super Saver. From Tally-Ho Stud. Half-sister to 3 winners, including Polar River (Group 3 UAE Oaks in Dubai, second Group 2 UAE Derby). Dam winning half-sister to 3 listed winners of 35 races in USA.

Lot 51 2yo ch c by Kitten’s Joy. From Malcolm Bastard. Half-brother to 3 winners of 14 races in USA. Dam winning half-sister to Leopardstown listed scorer Foxtrot Charlie. Grandam won 2 stakes in USA.

Lot 61 2yo b c by Kitten’s Joy. From Greenhills Farm. Own-brother to Amen Kitten (Tropical Park Derby in USA, third Grade 1 Hollywood Derby). Family of Group 1 stars Heart Of Darkness and Gold And Ivory.

Lot 90 2yo ch c by Lemon Drop Kid. From Sherbourne Lodge. Half-brother to 6 winners, including Global Power (3 listed wins in USA) and stakes winner Pegasusbystorm. Dam listed scorer, out of champion Alywow.

Lot 96 2yo b f by American Pharoah. From Powerstown Stud. Second produce. Dam Iplaytricks won 10 races in USA including 4 blacktype events, half-sister to US stakes winner Desert Tricks.

Lot 131 2yo b c by Elusive Quality. From Fairgreen Stables. Half-brother to 4 winners. Same grandam as Royal Diamond (Group 1 Irish St Leger) and champion Princess Highway (Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes).

FASCINATING FILLIES

Lot 6 2yo b f by Kingman. From Tally-Ho Stud. Half-sister to 2 winners, including Raucous (4 wins, third Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes, Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes). Dam Shyrl winner, second Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes.

Lot 60 2yo b f by Kodiac. From Bansha House Stables. Half-sister to 2 winners. Dam winning half-sister to Regal Parade (Group 1 Sprint Cup, Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest) and group winner Entifaadha.

Lot 79 2yo b f by No Nay Never. From Star Bloodstock. Half-sister to 6 winners. Dam winning half-sister to Twilight Agenda (Grade 1 Meadowlands Cup in USA) and to dam of Group 1 stars Refuse To Bend and Media Puzzle.

Lot 87 2yo ch f by Australia. From The Ivy’s Stables. Half-sister to 5 winners, including At First Sight (second Group 1 Derby). Dam winning half-sister to Herboriste (Grade 2 La Prevoyante Handicap in USA).

Lot 116 2yo b f by Night Of Thunder. From Mayfield Stables. Half-sister to 4 winners, including Wigmore Hall (Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, twice, Group 2 Jebel Hatta in Dubai) and listed scorer Lady Liberty.

Lot 123 2yo b f by Dark Angel. From Grove Stud. Half-sister to a 2yo winner. Dam Marvada won Group 3 Brownstown Stakes, half-sister to dam of Sound Of Freedom (Group 1 Premio Lydia Tesio, Group 3 Premio Regina Elena).

TATTERSALLS

Address: Terrace House, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9BT

Telephone: 44 (0) 1638 665931

Fax: 44 (0) 1638 660850

Email: sales@tattersalls.com

Website: www.tattersalls.com

Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16th-17th

Time: 6pm each day

Total lots: 147

Last year’s top lot: Legends of War, 900,000 guineas

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