QUALITY horses in training and winning point-to-pointers are the main features of the Cheltenham February National Hunt Sale, to be conducted there by Tattersalls Ireland. Including some still unknown Wild Card entries, the company expects to have a catalogue of about 48 lots for the auction, to be held on Thursday, February 21st, at 1.30pm.
Dlauro topped this sale at £410,000 last year, just ahead of Envoi Allen at £400,000, and these two came very close to the new record price for a point-to-pointer set at this sale in 2017, when Flemenshill was sold for £480,000.
Among the stars sold in previous years are On The Blind Side, Master Of The Hall, Monbeg Dude, and Annacotty, who was bought here for only £30,000 and won the Grade 1 Kauto Star Chase at Kempton, the Grade 3 Paddy Power Gold Cup, and two other graded chases at Cheltenham.
Entries were still being accepted and details of the Wild Cards may be found at www.tattersalls.ie a few days before the sale.
Lot 2 FANZIO, 4yo b g by Day Flight. From RH Bloodstock. Won Newcastle hurdle on January 15th, third at Catterick, placed three times on flat in France. Dam half-sister to six winners of 19 races in France.
Lot 4 BEAN IN TROUBLE, 5yo b g by Sulamani. From Bind Equine National Hunt. Won Huntingdon bumper on St Stephen’s Day, only start, beating nine others. Dam half-sister to Dream Alliance (Grade 3 Coral Welsh National).
Lot 5 MAM TRASNA, 5yo b g by Morozov. From Clarkstown Stables. Won Kelso bumper by three lengths on January 22nd, third Punchestown bumper in November, only starts. Dam half-sister to Grade 1 hurdler Colonel Braxton.
Lot 6 DONNIE BRASCO, 6yo b g by Buck’s Boum. From G & T Racing. Won in field of 13 at Alnwick on January 6th, his only start. Dam half-sister to winners in France on flat and over jumps.
Lot 8 WHATSUPWITHYOU, 5yo b g by Shantou. From Ballyboy Stables. Won by a distance at Tyrella on January 26th, close second at Tinahely. Dam winning half-sister to Dedigout (Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle).
Lot 9 SHALLOW RUN, 5yo ch m by Sholokhov. From Yellowford Racing. Second of 13 at Ballyvodock on 3rd February. Dam Corrieann won four National Hunt races, placed two graded chases. Grandam half-sister to Fortune And Fame.
Lot 10 RAPID RAIDER, 5yo ch g by Golden Lariat. From Ballydaragh Stables.Won by five lengths at Ballinaboola on 3rd February, his only start. Dam half-sister to Ten Poundsworth (Grade 3 Paddy Fitzpatrick Novice Chase at Leopardstown).
Lot 12 LADY BREFFNI, 5yo br m by Yeats. From Bodeen Stables. Won by 14 lengths at Oldtown on February 10th, her first start. Dam Time To Shine won five races, from family of champion filly Jacinth.
Lot 13 TELMESOMETHINGGIRL, 4yo b f by Stowaway. From Milestone Stables.Won by three lengths at Ballinaboola on 3rd February, her only start. Half-sister to two winners. Grandam half-sister to Wahiba Sands.
Lot 14 CASEY JEM, 5yo b g by Jeremy. From Beechmount Stables. Won by a distance in field of nine at Tallow on 10th February, his second start. Dam half-sister to Casey Top (3 wins, second Grade A Galway Plate).
Lot 17 DEPLOY THE GETAWAY, 4yo b g by Getaway. From Monbeg Stables. Won by 20 lengths at Tallow on February 10th in field of 12, his first start. Family of Special Tiara (Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase).
Lot 19 ZERO TO HERO, 4yo ch f by Arakan. From Bridgetown House Stables.Second at Ballinaboola on 3rd February, only start. Half-sister to five winners of 15 races.
Lot 20 OFFTHESHOULDER, 5yo b g by Gold Well. From Monbeg Stables. Won in field of nine at Cragmore on 10th February, his first start. Half-brother to five winners. Dam half-sister to two blacktype hurdle winners.
Lot 21 SILVER SHEEN, 5yo b g by Sulamani. From Glenview Stables. Won in field of nine at Ballyvodock on 3rd February, second start. Dam Silver Gypsy won three, listed-placed twice. Family of Moscow Flyer.
Lot 22 TAREESHAR, 5yo b g by Morozov. From Kingsfield Stud. Won in field of 10 at Oldtown on February 10th, second at Kirkistown other start. Grandam half-sister to dam of Aintree hunter chase winner Bells Life.
Lot 23 THEFLICKERINGLIGHT, 5yo b m by Flemensfirth. From Yellowford Racing. Won two races, at Ballyvodock on 3rd February and at Aghabullogue on 13th January, only starts. Dam half-sister to Grade 1 star Colonel Braxton.
Lot 25 BOLD ASSASSIN, 4yo b g by Golden Lariat. From Bernice Stables. Short-head second at Oldtown on February 10th, his first start. Grandam half-sister to Shannon Spray (11 wins) and Renagown.
Lot 26 AIN’T THAT A SHAME, 5yo b g by Jeremy. From Camas Park Stud. Short-head second of 18 at Kilfeacle on 27th January, only start. Dam half-sister to Bellator (Grade 2 Lightning Chase at Ascot).
Lot 27 IN TOO DEEP, 5yo b g by Malinas. From Monbeg Stables. Won at Belharbour by five lengths in field of nine on February 3rd. Dam half-sister to Stewarts House (Grade B chase winner at Leopardstown).
Lot 28 GOODOLDTIMES, 5yo b g by Gold Well. From Ballyboy Stables. Second of 10, beaten a head, at Oldtown on February 10th, his first start. Dam won point-to-point, half-sister to Imperial Commander (Cheltenham Gold Cup).
Lot 30 THE THREE WIZARDS, 5yo b m by Oscar. From Monasootha Stables. Won by eight lengths in field of 11 at Ballinaboola on 3rd February, her only start. Dam Longstone Lass won four hurdle races.
Lot 31 FADO DES BROSSES, 4yo b g by Balko. From Suirview Stables. Won by 15 lengths at Balharbour on February 3rd, only start. Half-brother to a winner. Dam won in France, half-sister to Sarah Des Brosses.
Lot 32 FAVORI DE CHAMPDOU, 4yo b g by Saddler Maker. From Bernice Stables. Second at Kirkistown on February 9th, his first start. Own-brother to Echo De Champdoux (3 wins in France in 2018). Dam won two races.
Lot 33 DO WANNA KNOW, 5yo b g by Frammassone. From Yellowford Racing.Second of 14 at Boulta on 20th January, his only start. Half-brother to winner in 2018. Dam half-sister to Mister Banjo (Grade 1 Finale Junior Hurdle).
Lot 35 GOLD DES BOIS, 5yo ch g by Full of Gold. From Roefield Stables. Won in field of 10 at Kirkistown on 9th February, his second start. Half-brother to four winners in France, including dam of listed scorer Kensea.
Lot 36 WIDE RECEIVER, 4yo b g by Sholokhov. From Leamore Horses. Won by eight lengths at Cragmore on 10th February, his first start. Dam won over hurdles, half-sister to Alarm Call (four graded chases in France).
Lot 37 OSCAR ROBERTSON, 5yo b g by Oscar. From Ballynort Stables. Second of nine at Cragmore, beaten a length, on 10th February, second start. Dam own-sister to Ellerslie George (6 wins, Badger Ales Chase).
Lot 38 LOWTOWN CHARLIE, 5yo b g by Ask. From Newlands Farm. Second of 10 at Kirkistown on February 10th, his first start. Half-brother to two winners, from family of Monksland (three Grade 2 hurdles).
Lot 39 GOAHEADWITHTHEPLAN, 4yo b g by Stowaway. From Milestone Stables. Fell at the last when challenging the winner at Belharbour on 3rd February. Same grandam as Grade 2 bumper winner Blackbow.
Lot 41 ON THE SHORT LIST, 5yo ch h by Robin des Champs. From Baltimore House Stables. Won at Boulta in field of nine on December 9th, only start. Family of blacktype chaser Malya Mal.
Lot 42 WILLIE BUTLER, 5yo b g by Yeats, From Grange Stables.Second of 16 at Tattersalls Farm and third of 10 at Oldtown, his only starts. Half-brother to two winners. Dam winning half-sister to Auteuil Grade 3 hurdle winner Slim Pearl.
Lot 43 ALFA MIX, 4yo b g by Fair Mix. From Ballycrystal Stud. Fell when leading at Ballinaboula on February 3rd, only start. Dam Alora Money won over hurdles. Third dam Quickapenny won Golden Miller Chase, Cheltenham.
Lot 45 WHEN YOU’RE READY, 5yo gr/ro g by Malinas. From Newlands Farm. Second of nine at Belharbour on 3rd February, only start. Half-brother to three winners. Dam half-sister to Auteuil Grade 2 hurdle winner Royal Penny.
Lot 47 ACHY BREAKY HEART, 5yo b m by Milan. From Inch Stables. Won by 15 lengths at Tyrella on 26th January, third only other start. Dam half-sister to Chasing Cars (Grade A novice chase winner at Punchestown, Grade 2-placed over hurdles).
TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHELTENHAM
Address: (office) Clifton House, 121 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9AE
Telephone: 44 (0) 1638 665931
Date: Thursday, February 21st, at Cheltenham
Total lots: About 48
Last Year’s Top Lot: Dlauro, £410,000
CHELTENHAM FEBRUARY SALE
Year Lots Lots Turnover Average
Offered Sold £ £
2015 34 28 1,629,000 58,179
2016 32 23 1,220,000 53,043
2017 42 33 2,562,000 77,636
2018 40 29 3,063,000 105,621