The Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Breeze-Up Sale made another stride forward on the back of considerable rises last year delivering an increased aggregate of £2,041,600 (+7%). For the first year on record, the sale pushed past the £2million turnover barrier and delivered a robust clearance rate of 80%.
Headlining the sale was the Mocklershill consigned Worthadd colt out of two-time winning dam Malayan Heights (Lot 15). By The Irish National Stud's first season sire, the colt was knocked down for £130,000 to Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock, who were leading purchasers at the sale.
Agent Alex Elliott dug deep and went to £100,000 to secure the only Street Cryoffering of the sale. The colt (Lot 91), offered by Lynn Lodge Stud, is a half-brother to dual American track performer Force It and closely related to Black-Type performers NEBRASKA TORNADO and CORNHUSKER.
Stroud Coleman were active at the Ascot Breeze-Up Sale purchasing the next two leading lots of the sale. Cool Silk Partnership whose familiar colours were carried to victory in the 2016 Norfolk Stakes at the Royal Meeting, hope to emulate that success when teaming up with Matt Coleman of Stroud Coleman Bloodstock to purchase Lot 5. By French sire Panis, the Bansha House Stud offering was sold for £75,000. Lot 57 also matched the price of £75,000. By the fashionable and sought after stallion Kodiac, Stroud Coleman also secured this colt, who is closely related to Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed ASPEN DARLING from Tally Ho Stud.
Commenting on another successful sale at the Ascot venue, Tattersalls Ireland Director of Horses in Training Sales Richard Pugh commented;
"In advance of the sale and based on the success of last years' sale which saw increases in the aggregate of 120%, we were cautiously optimistic that there would be strong demand at today's auction. This sentiment has been justified by breaking through the £2million barrier the first time on record for this sale and it has also been pleasing to produce an increased clearance rate of 80%. We would like to thank all those that supported the sale and we will endeavour to make further strides forward with this sale in 2018."