TRAINERS Michael O’Callaghan and Jessica Harrington sold Royal Ascot-bound racehorses for £900,000 and £500,000 respectively at Monday evening’s Goffs London Sale.
O’Callaghan sold Curragh maiden winner Crypto Force for £900,000 to Amo Racing founder Kia Joorabchian. The Time Test juvenile is among the leading fancies for next Saturday’s Chesham Stakes.
Stable companion Harry Time, a two-year-old by Harry Angel who runs in Tuesday's Coventry Stakes, was purchased by Meah Lloyd Bloodstock for £300,000.
O’Callaghan bought Crypto Force for 160,000gns at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale on April 28th and Harry Time for
82,000gns at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale.
The Jessica Harrington-trained Cadillac is favourite for Tuesday’s Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot. The four-year-old was sold on Monday evening for £500,000 to Kuwaiti owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Sabah, who has had success with Salateen and will be represented at Ascot on Tuesday by Juan De Montalban. Cadillac will move to trainer Kevin Philippart De Foy following the Royal meeting.
Derby runner-up Hoo Ya Mal was sold for the evening’s top price £1.2 million. Trained by Andrew Balding the three-year-old colt by Territories was bought by Australian connections with a view to running in the Melbourne Cup one day.
Bloodstock agent Johnny McKeever signed the ticket for Hoo Ya Mal at the sale in Kensington Palace Gardens and revealed he was acting on behalf of the Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott training partnership, and Go Bloodstock.
The underbidder was Marie Yoshida of Asian Bloodstock Services bidding via telephone from the US
Hoo Ya Mal is entered in Thursday’s Hampton Court Stakes and Friday's King Edward VII Stakes.
Irish 1000 Guineas fourth Star Girls Aalmal appeared to be sold for £600,000 but it later transpired that the Henry de Bromhead-owned filly had been bought back in by the vendor.
Overall the sale saw 12 of the 24 lots offered sell for a total of £4,475,000.