Four days of foal trade gets underway at Tattersalls on Wednesday and last year’s edition of the sale was topped by the Dubawi half-sister to Irish Derby hero Jack Hobbs, who went the way of Godolphin for 750,000gns.
This year’s Tattersalls December Foal Sale has a total of 1,175 lots catalogued. Here are five lots that are worth following when they go through the ring this week.
Lot 391 – bay colt
Muhaarar – Demerger (Distant View)
Consigned by New England Stud
There has been a real buzz around Muhaarar’s first yearlings going through public auction this year – expect that trend to continue when his second crop of foals go under the hammer.
One sure to stand out from the crowd is a half-brother to five-time Group 1 winner Sole Power, who captured both the King’s Stand Stakes and Nunthorpe Stakes twice and the Al Quoz Sprint.
Lot 750 – bay colt
Kodiac – Al Andalyya (Kingmambo)
Consigned by McCracken Farms
Best Solution has been a revelation for Saeed Bin Suroor and Godolphin this season, adding the Caulfield Cup to go alongside Group 1 wins in the Grosser Preis Von Berlin and Grosser Preis Von Baden.
This colt is the fourth foal out of the placed Kingmambo mare Al Andalyya and hails from the family of Classic scorers Brian Boru and Workforce. Given his elder brother’s exploits throughout 2018, this colt is sure to attract plenty of attention when he goes through the ring.
Lot 858 – bay filly
No Nay Never – Tahara (Caerleon)
Consigned by Peter Nolan Bloodstock
It is impossible not to be impressed with the blistering start No Nay Never has made to his stallion career, headlined by Group 1-winning two-year-old Ten Sovereigns. With plenty of foals to come under the hammer at Tattersalls, the son of Scat Daddy is sure to prove popular with buyers once again.
Peter Nolan Bloodstock offer this half-sister to Prix de l’Abbaye heroine Gilt Edge Girl and Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes scorer Godfrey Street.
Lot 1006 – chestnut colt
Dubawi – Nightime (Galileo)
Consigned by The Castlebridge Consignment
Nightime entered the annals of history when she became the first Group 1 winner for her sire, the legendary Galileo, in the Irish 1,000 Guineas in 2006. She has since gone on to be a Grade 1-producing broodmare thanks to her daughter Zhukova landing the Man o’ War Stakes in 2017.
Tattersalls Newmarket foal Lot 1006 Dubawi x Nightime pic.twitter.com/dsxCyaJkcR
— Bill Dwan (@dwan_bill) November 22, 2018
This colt is by Godolphin’s flagship stallion Dubawi, who when mated to daughters of Galileo has produced 2,000 Guineas hero Night Of Thunder and this colt’s brother, the dual Group 3-winning Ghaiyyath.
Lot 1010 – bay filly
Galileo – Pearling (Storm Cat)
Consigned by New England Stud
Decorated Knight provided Blue Diamond Stud with a memorable 2017 courtesy of his victory in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup and the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes. The son of Galileo has since joined the Irish National Stud ranks, where he will be represented by first foals in 2019.
Blue Diamond Stud offer this full sister to the dual Group 1 winner out of Pearling, a sister to the iron horse Giant’s Causeway and You’resothrilling, the dam of Group 1 scorers Gleneagles, Happily and Marvellous.
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