TIMED to capitalise on the upcoming meeting at Royal Ascot, and the end of the point-to-point and breeding seasons, the Tattersalls June Online Sale yesterday failed to capture the imagination of buyers, with just 10 lots in the mixed catalogue changing hands.
A 1/50th share in France’s leading sire, the 15-year-old Siyouni, perhaps not surprisingly failed to sell at 180,000gns. The sire of St Mark’s Basilica, Sottsass, Laurens and Ervedya stood this year at a fee of €140,000. The group-placed Saliteh was another unsold at 150,000gns.
For a long time it appeared that Some Scope, a debut winner of a four-year-old maiden point-to-point at Tralee a fortnight ago, had sold for 90,000gns, having cost Paurick O’Connor €31,000 at last year’s Goffs Land Rover Sale when presented by Lakefield Farm. The son of Telescope traces back to Dandyville, dam of the Cheltenham Stayers’ Hurdle winner Rose Ravine. However, the gelding was eventually listed among the 32 lots unsold.
The sale-topper proved to be the 25,000gns paid by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for Global Esteem, a four-time winning son of Kodiac. The five-year-old was selling for the third time at Tattersalls, realising 62,000gns as a yearling and 150,000gns at the breeze-up sales.
The largest consignor at the online sale was Ana O’Brien’s Mount Richard Stud, though none of her eight offerings sold. Another expected sale highlight, the stakes-winning Logo Hunter, was withdrawn.