The Marco Botti-trained Aljazzi looked the standout lot and the daughter of Shamardal did not disappoint when knocked down to Newsells Park Stud’s Julian Dollar.The Royal Ascot Duke of Cambridge Stakes winner was consigned from Botti’s Prestige Place and was secured by Dollar despite a late bid by Lordship Stud’s Trevor Harris.
Dollar said: "She is a lovely, talented filly. She is for Newsells and we are looking for high-end performing fillies. She has speed and could perform at the highest level."She will be retired now, she has done her racing. She has an outcross pedigree and we will have to think about a stallion, but there are many options.”
Tony Nerses of Blue Diamond Stud represented Aljazzi’s owner-breeders Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar."It is sad to see her go - to have bred a filly of her calibre from a second generation purchased pedigree is quite something,” Nerses said.
"We offered her in this sale so that she would be stand out/“I am delighted that she has been bought by Newsells, she couldn't have gone to a better farm.”
Aljazzi was a special filly for Marco Botti as she was his first Royal Ascot winner.