Across the board increases at Tattersalls July Sale

Progressive colt Casual Glimpse will be set for the Qatar Derby after topping trade during the third and final session of the Tattersalls July Sale on Friday.

The Richard Hannon-trained three year-old changed hands for 83,000gns and will head to the Middle East stables of Jassim Al Ghazali who trains for Mohammed Alattiyah.  The 2010 Qatar Derby was won by former Coolmore colt Beethoven (Oratorio)  

Casual Glimpse (3c Compton Place – Glimpse by Night Shift) won races at Goodwood and Newmarket last year and was runner-up at Newmarket 24 hours before changing hands at Tattersalls.  

Trainer Willie Musson purchased first-crop Dylan Thomas colt Snowflake Dancer for 70,000gns.  He was trained by Jim Bolger for a debut victory at Dundalk in March and he also gained Listed placings at Naas and Leopardstown in June.

Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Man Of Iron will take up stud duties abroad after being purchased by National Stud managing director Brian O’Rourke for 55,000gns.

By emerging sire of sires Giant’s Causeway, Man Of Iron is a half-brother to Belmont Stakes winning duo Rags To Riches and Jazil as well as Casino Drive who is set to stand at Shadai Farm in Japan next year.

The three-day Tattersalls July Sale returned increases across-the-board with 457 horses selling for a total of 5.91 million guineas.  The average rose 5% to 12,934gns.