Second session topper for Dutch Art at Tattersalls October Sale

A Dutch Art colt topped the second day of Book 3 at the Tattersalls October yearling sale on Friday.  He made 38,000 guineas to the bid of Andrea Wilkinson who already owned half the colt.  She bought him outright from Brookside Stud owner John James.

“I’ve always loved this horse,” Wilkinson said.  “His dam Grey Pearl (Ali-Royal) won four races for me and she seems to be turning into a good broodmare.  She has already produced the winners Sakhee’s Pearl (Sakhee) and Exeedingly Bold (Exceed and Excel).

Dutch Art (Medicean) topped an earlier session of Book 2 last week when Sheikh Hamdan bought one of his fillies for 120,000 guineas.  He was a G1 winner of the 2006 Middle Park Stakes and stands at Cheveley Park Stud.

Darley agent John Ferguson made one of his cheaper yearling purchases of the year when parting with 26,000 guineas for a Shamardal colt from Grove Farm Stud.  He’s out of Giorgia Rae (Green Desert) and caught the attention of a number of buyers.

“He is a good, strong sort and is also a son of Shamardal who has done extremely well,” Ferguson said.  “He’s out of a sister to Rowaasi and she was an exceptionally quick two-year-old.”

Friday’s penultimate session of the Tattersalls October yearling sale saw 141 lots sell for 700,900 guineas at an average of 4,971 guineas.

1,000 guineas = AUD 1,693