Kingman Filly Rules Over Craven Breeze Up Sale

A daughter of Kingman lit up the sale ring on the opening day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, becoming the highest priced filly ever sold at the Newmarket sale.

A total of 43 lots sold for 5,261,000 guineas, with an average of 122,349 guineas and a median of 70,000 guineas.

Offered by Tally-Ho Stud, the Kingman filly out of the Acclamation mare Shyrl was knocked down to Anthony Stroud on behalf of Godolphin for 850,000 guines.

She became the highest priced filly ever sold at the Craven Breeze Up Sale and the equal third highest-priced lot.

It was a great pinhooking result for Tally-Ho having purchased the filly at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale for 92,000 guineas.

Stroud was standing with Sheikh Mohammed when bidding.

"We hope she will be one to get to Ascot, that will be the idea,” Stroud said.

The Godolphin team will be hoping history repeats having purchased the subsequent G1 winner La Pelosa from Tally-Ho Stud at this sale last year.

Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables also enjoyed a pinhooking triumph when his Night Of Thunder colt, purchased for 48,000 guineas at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, sold for 375,000 guineas.

He was also bought by Stroud Coleman on behalf of Godolphin.

The colt is out of the Street Cry mare Sunset Avenue and is a half-brother to the G3 placed Excellent Sunset.

The 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder, a son of Dubawi, has his first two-year-olds this year.

The Godolphin team struck again when securing Oak Tree Farm’s Farhh colt out of the Nayef mare Anything Goes for 300,000 guineas.

Oak Tree Farm’s Norman Williamson purchased the colt at Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for just 35,000 guineas via agent Margaret O’Toole.

Anything Goes is a daughter of the Alzao mare Winona, winner of the G1 Irish Oaks and third in the G1 Coronation Stakes.

On Day 2 a son of Invincible Spirit was the star turn when selling for 575,000 guineas from Oak Tree Farm.

Day 2 saw 85 lots sell for 10,343,000 guineas, at an average of 121,682 guineas and a median of 85,000 guineas.

The Invincible Spirit colt out of the G3 winner and G1 placed Mare Nostrum is a half-brother to the G1 winner Erupt and was purchased by Godolphin.

US-based bloodstock agent Sam Wright went to 340,000 guineas to secure a Shamardal colt out of Patronising on behalf of Hong Kong based clients.

Colts by the 2000 Guineas winner Night Of Thunder have been popular with a colt out of the Authorized mare Permission Slip selling to Godolphin for 300,000 guineas.

In total the sire had four lots sell this week for a total of 1,020,000 guineas at an average of 255,000 guineas.

At the conclusion of the Craven Breeze Up Sale Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony commented: “An improved clearance rate and a good cross section of buyers, both domestic and overseas, are positives to take from the 2019 renewal.

“We deliberately catalogued fewer two year olds than last year and understandably the turnover has reflected this decision, but it was definitely prudent to keep a tighter rein on the numbers.”

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Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale 2019 Day 1