Waller ups the ante at Tattersalls HIT Sale

Rosehill trainer Chris Waller added more lots to his shopping list during Day 3 of Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale on Wednesday.  Waller upped the ante when buying Contract Caterer for 180,000gns yesterday.

Contract Caterer (Azamour) was trained by Andrew Balding and is one of 9 lots Waller has purchased this week through agent Guy Mulcaster.  His total spend so far is 785,000gns.

Irish G2 winner Formosina was the star turn on Day 3 of the HIT Sale on Wednesday.  He is destined for the Gulf along with the session-toppers from Days 1 and 2 after being bought by Saudi trainer Naif Alatawi for 320,000gns.

Formosina (Footstepsinthesand) was consigned from Jeremy Noseda’s Shalfleet Stables.  After his G2 victory, the colt was placed in the G2 Mill Reef Stakes and the Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy.

Formosina was bought for Prince Sultan Mohammed Saud Al Kabeer.  He also purchased promising filly Electric Waves earlier this week.  The will both be aimed at the Dubai Festival.

Rock N Roll Ransom was second on Wednesday’s leader-board at 240,000gns.  He is by Red Ransom out of G1 Prix de l’Opera winner Zee Zee Top and had won three races from six starts for Luca Cumani.  He was purchased by Anthony Stroud.

Mount Athos (Montjeu) was next best when purchased by Stephen Hillen for 190,000gns on behalf of Dr Marwan Koukash.  Hillen bought subsequent Ayr Gold Cup winner Redford for Koukash at the Tattersalls HIT Sale last year.

Day 3 saw 249 lots find new owners for turnover of 5.87 million guineas at an average of 23,705 guineas.  The Sale continues on Thursday.

1,000 guineas = AUD 1,682