THE Shadwell Estate draft of 14 yearlings offered for sale at Tattersalls on Monday proved popular, all of them selling for prices ranging from 2,000gns to 135,000gns.
Anthony Stroud won the battle for Shadwell’s Teofilo filly out of the stakes-placed Dubawi mare Dubai Fashion when the hammer fell at 135,000gns.
Consigned by Shadwell on behalf of Hadi Al Tajir, the filly descends from champion filly Height Of Fashion, the dam of Derby and 2000 Guineas winner Nashwan, and grandam of 1000 Guineas winner Ghanaati, who both carried the Shadwell silks to glory.
“She is for Alison Swinburn and is going to be trained by James Fanshawe,” said Stroud. “She is a very athletic filly and she is going to need a bit of time. She is a very easy mover and we like her very much.” The Stroud-Swinburn-Fanshawe axis enjoyed previous success with the Breeders’ Cup winner Audarya.
From the same family, and also consigned by Shadwell, a daughter of Invincible Spirit filly, the first foal of a Dansili mare, has a breeze-up date ahead of her having been bought by Mick Murphy of Longways Stables for 120,000gns.
“She looks fast, she has a pedigree, a Craven filly hopefully; she caught my eye,” said Murphy, who has 26 of his own horses to breeze next spring, alongside a few for clients. “With her there could be a good upside, but she was expensive today!”
Murphy added: “The market has been strong across the board, flat, National Hunt and point-to-point; it has been an unbelievable market. It does give some confidence looking into next spring. A poor market is no good to anyone; we are buying now but selling in six months’ time. You just hope the momentum keeps going to the spring.”
The filly is out of Talaayeb, winner of the Group 3 City Of York Stakes and fourth in the 1000 Guineas. That mare is a great granddaughter of Height Of Fashion.
New Bay in demand
“He goes to Jim Boyle, and is for Paul Taylor and Richard O’Dwyer. They own Lostintranslation with Colin Tizzard,” said Peter Doyle having bought the colt by New Bay out of the stakes-winning Cape Cross mare Crossover from Ballyhimikin Stud for 125,000gns. “I did not think that I would get him; he is a lovely horse.
“He comes from a very good farm,” added Doyle, before recalling that his father Jack bought two champion English sprinters from James Hanly’s father. The colt was pinhooked by James’s son Jack for 26,000gns.