Iffraaj popular at Book 3 of Tatts October yearling sale

Darley shuttler Iffraaj topped proceedings when Book 3 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale commenced on Thursday evening.  His colt out of the Listed winning Pennekamp mare Tomkamp made 82,000 guineas when sold on account of New England Stud.

Tweenhills Stud’s David Redvers was the successful bidder and he indicated the colt will be pin-hooked for the 2YO Breeze-Up Sales.  “He is by the best current sire, other than Dubawi,” explained Redvers.  ‘And he’s out of a stakes-winning mare who has produced three winners.

“I think if he had gone through earlier in the week he would have made 150,000gns.  He is a stunning horse and I think he could be a valuable horse come next year.”

A colt by Refuse To Bend was second on the leader-board at 60,000gns.  He is out of the Dr Fong mare Lilakiya who is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Linngari.  His half-brother Karam Albaari ran a close-up fourth to Saamidd in the G2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster recently.

Trainer John Jenkins, who trains Karam Albaari from his base in Royston, led the bidding and signed for the colt at 60,000 guineas.  He had been originally purchased for 14,000 guineas at the 2009 Tattersalls December Foal Sale.  “I did come especially for this horse,” Jenkins said.  “I have an owner for him and he’s a good-looking type.”

The opening session of Book 3 saw 95 lots sell for 930,400 guineas at an average of 9,794 guineas.  The clearance rate was 70%.

1,000 guineas = AUD 1,688