Dutch treat at Tattersalls October yearling sale

A filly from the first crop of Cheveley Park sire Dutch Art topped the third day of Book 2 at the Tattersalls October yearling sale on Wednesday.  Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates bought her for 120,000 guineas.

Dutch Art (Medicean) was a G1 winner of the 2006 Middle Park Stakes and his session-topper is from the Danetime mare Miss Otis.  The filly provided a windfall for her breeder Anthea Gibson Fleming and partners who included agent Amanda Skiffington.  

Gibson Fleming had purchased Miss Otis at the 2006 Tattersalls December Mare Sale for 19,000 guineas.  “She won just once but was a fast filly so we decided to breed from her,” Gibson Fleming said.  “This filly has always been a beauty but I really did not think she would make that much.”

Coolmore Stud’s M V Magnier has been prominent during Book 2 and his 115,000 guineas purchase of a Hurricane Run colt out of Mountain Chain (Royal Academy) took his number of purchases this week to six for 757,000 guineas.

The colt is out of a half-sister to the G1 Yellow Ribbon Handicap winner Spanish Fern as well as the dams of G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Lord Shanakill and G1 Santa Anita Handicap winner Heatseeker.

A Pivotal filly out of the Polish Precedent mare Pingus was next best at 105,000 guineas.  Pingus is a half-sister to the Listed winning pair Nyramba and Cape Amber and she was bought by Irish trainer Charles O’Brien.

The Pivotal filly will be raced in the same interests as Bewitched.  O’Brien’s last start Ascot Group 3 winner is owned by his mother Jacqueline and her sister Sue Magnier.

The third day of Book 2 saw a total of 186 lots sell for 5.50 million guineas at an average of 29,609 guineas which is similar to the 2009 figures.
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale continues on Thursday and will be followed by the opening session of Book 3.