THE Group 1 Matron Stakes winner Chachamaidee, runner-up in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes, sold for 200,000gns and was purchased by Tom Goff of Blandford Bloodstock.

“She has been bought for Andrew Black of Chasemore Farm,” said Goff. “I have followed this mare for a while; I know this family very well. She is a lovely mare and I thought she looked amazing for her age [15]. I like the cover to Mohaather, I think he is an exciting stallion.

“Her Sea The Stars two-year-old [Capitano] is a nice horse; he is with Hugo Palmer and they like him. He is not doing a huge amount at the moment, but he is well liked. This is a great package and I am very excited to get her – I hope Chasemore can breed some fillies out of her.

“Chasemore is having a fantastic year, they have got some really good horses on the track at the moment. It is very exciting.”

A daughter of Footstepsinthesand, Chachamaidee is now dam of two stakes winners, the Group 3 winner Klassique (Galileo) and Valiant Prince, the mare’s 2018 Dubawi gelding. He won his first stakes race at the beginning of June when successful in the Listed Ganton Stakes at York.

Chachamaidee’s daughter For Henry followed her mother through the ring, the unraced Galileo eight-year-old being bought by BBA Ireland for 100,000gns. She is a full-sister to Klassique, and is in foal to Advertise, For Henry has bred a winner with her first foal, Rubbeldiekatz (Helmet), who has won this year as a three-year-old.


Another on the Blandford shopping list, this time on Thursday, was Albasheer from the Shadwell draft. Previously trained by Owen Burrows, he made 130,000gns and was bought by the agency’s Tom Biggs.

The four-year-old Shamardal colt has not run since last September when he finished mid-division at Newbury in the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup over seven furlongs. He had previously finished second at Salisbury beaten just a head in a conditions race. As a juvenile in 2020 the colt put in some decent performances in group races. He finished sixth in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes and second in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes.

“He has been bought for Andy Taylor, who races his horses under Taylor’s Bloodstock, and he goes to Archie Watson,” said Biggs. “We have been looking for a horse with his profile for a time, a horse with form over six to seven furlongs. He has had a few niggling training problems, but has vetted fine. He had high-class form as a young horse and hopefully we can get back to that.”