Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with six lots selling for 300,000 guineas or more and a Kingman (Invincible Spirit) colt out of Australian-bred mare Reem (Galileo)topping proceedings at 525,000 guineas. There were rises across the board with turnover topping 18 million guineas for the second consecutive session.
The session topping Kingman Colt was sold by Adrian and Philippa O'Brien's Hazelwood Bloodstock and was offered as Lot 895. The colt is out of Australian-bred mare Reem who won at Listed level in Dubawi for breeder Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and was knocked down to Juddmonte Farms' Simon Mockridge after he saw off the effort of John Gosden. Gosden trains the colt's older brother, King Leonidas, who topped this sale at 750,000 guineas in 2018 and who is officially rated 103.
Consignor Adrian O'Brien of Hazelwood Bloodstock said: "What more is there to say than, in a nutshell, we are delighted! The full-brother topped the sale three years ago and it is clearly a cross that works. King Leonidas has had a few setbacks, but he is back on track now and he is clearly a very talented horse.
"I am very flattered that Juddmonte has bought a horse of his quality from our farm and delighted for the breeder and for everyone. It is just fantastic, we wish them the very best of luck."
Juddmonte Farms purchased three yearlings at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 1,230,000 guineas.
No Nay Never Colt Makes 450,000 Guineas
The second highest priced lot on the second day of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 was a colt by Coolmore's No Nay Never (Scat Daddy) who sold for 450,000 guineas to the bid of agent Ross Doyle. Offered by Camas Park Stud, the colt is out of the Mizzen Mast (Cozzene) mare Seatone and received a significant update since the publication of the catalogue courtesy of the Ralph Beckett-trained filly Prosperous Voyage (Zoffany) who was second in the Fillies' Mile (Gr 1, 1m) last week.
"He is a standout, a very good mover and a very nice horse," said Doyle. "I am not 100 per cent sure of training plans, they are to be decided. He is just a nice horse, he looks a two-year-old. No Nay Never is a very good sire and he has had a great season."
McElroy Buys Kodiac Filly for Barbara Banke
US agent Ben McElroy will be hoping that history repeats itself after buying a Kodiac (Danehill) filly from the draft of Tally-Ho Stud for 340,000 guineas. It was that combination at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in 2019 that resulted in the purchase of dual Group 1 winner Campanelle - another daughter of Kodiac.
"She has been bought for same connections as Campanelle," revealed McElroy. "I saw her two or three days ago, she has a lot of likeness with Campanelle. She has the scope for a Kodiac filly and is a half-sister to a filly we are familiar with in Ventura Diamond, and her siblings are all well rated. She is obviously by a top sire of fillies, and we have had a lot of luck with the sire."
The filly, who is out of Zamindar (Gone West) mare Shehila, is a half-sister to stakes winner Ventura Diamond (Dandy Man) and was secured by McElroy after a bidding duel with Anthony Stroud.
McElroy added: "She stands over a lot of ground, I think she is going to be quick. She has a lot of presence and a lot of class, just everything you like to see in a filly. She will go back to America."
Campanelle is owned by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables and trained in the US by Wesley Ward. She won the Prix Morny Stakes (Gr 1, 1200m) as a two-year-old and returned to Royal Ascot this year to win the Commonwealth Cup (Gr 1, 1m).
McElroy continued: "Hopefully the luck continues, and I think Barbara Banke has already picked out a name for her!"
Pinhook Triumph for Yeomanstown Stud
Yeomanstown Stud were celebrating a pinhook success when their colt by Widden Stud reverse shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) out of the Exceed And Excel (Danehill) mare Rue Cambon sold for 310,000 guineas to White Birch Farm & O'Byrne Grassick Bloodstock. The bay colt had been purchased by the O'Callaghan team at last year's Tattersalls December Foal Sale for 110,000 guineas.
David O'Callaghan of Yeomanstown Stud commented: "He is big, strong and I am delighted that Demi O'Byrne has bought him as he loved him. I thought he was a very good foal out of an Exceed And Excel mare, so a speedy influence to back him up. I was happy to take a chance last year."
Rue Cambion is a half-sister to Grade One winner Gorella (Grape Tree Road) and a sister to Group Two winner Royal Intervention.
The colt is from the first northern hemisphere-bred crop of Zoustar who shuttled to Tweenhills Stud.