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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Craven Breeze Up Sale

Strong trade continued on the second day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale with records set across the board and a top price of 675,000 guineas for a colt by Scat Daddy.

Scat Daddy Colt Tops Craven Breeze Up Sale

Strong trade continued on the second day of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale with records set across the board and a top price of 675,000 guineas for a colt by Scat Daddy.

The second session saw 49 lots sell for 7,165,000 guineas at an average of 146,224 guineas and a median of 100,000 guineas taking the two day totals to 98 lots sold for 14,120,000 guineas, a new record, bettering the previous record set in 2008 by more than 2 million guineas.

The average and median both rose 30% and 42% to 144,082 guineas and 110,000 guineas, both new records as well. The sale saw a total of 57 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more, eclipsing the previous record of 40 et in 2008.


The top lot on the final day and the top price for the sale was the Scat Daddy colt from Gaybrook Lodge Stud knocked down to David Redvers for 675,000 guineas for Sheikh Fahad.

He is the second son of the mare Gender Dance to top a Craven Breeze Up Sale, after her Elusive Quality colt, the G3 winner Great White Eagle, sold for 760,000 guineas in 2013.

"When people buy the sale topper, they always come out with the cliches that they thought it was the best horse in the sale, and that it ticked all the boxes,”Redvers said.

"This horse had some minor issues as a yearling [he was not sold for $65,000] but he has proved that he can gallop. He has a great mind and this sale has been tremendously successful for us.

"He is exactly the sort of horse we are looking for. He will be trained in Newmarket."

The second top price for the day was 400,000 guineas for the Siyouni colt out of the Shirocco mare Acentala consigned from Church Farm & Horse Park Stud. The sale was a massive pinhooking triumph after being purchased for 62,000 euros as a yearling and will go into training with Kevin Ryan.

"We loved him when we saw him, he is a lovely big sort," said John Cullinan of Horse Park Stud. "We are a big fan of the sire and have had some luck with him - they are obviously getting more difficult to get hold of now.”

“He started with me and then went to Roger Marley's in January - and survived both of us!"

Bloodstock agent Kerri Radcliffe has been very active throughout the two day sale and purchased the first of three lots when she went to 350,000 guineas to secure the Youmzain colt out of the Anabaa mare Atarfe.

The colt represented another pinhooking triumph, having been purchased as a foal for 62,000 euros.

"He's for Luxembourg-based Phoenix Thoroughbreds and will be trained by Jeremy Noseda," said Radcliffe.

A colt by Intello led a strong opening session of the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale on Tuesday.

The Intello colt made 575,000 guineas on an evening that saw 31 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more, only three less than the entire sale last year.

A total of 49 lots sold for 6,955,000 guineas, a new session record for this sale, with the average up 48% at 141,939 guineas and the median up 83% at 110,000 guineas.

The top lot is is out of the Listed winning mare Marika and was secured by John Ferguson.

Consigned by Grove Stud, the well-bred colt is a half-brother to Listed winners Sabratah and Raw Impulse.

The sole offering in the sale by Kentucky-based sire Point Of Entry made the second highest price of the evening when selling to Angus Gold, on behalf of Sheikh Hamdam’s Shadwell Estate, for 390,000 guineas.

The colt is a half-brother to Taareef, winner of the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein and the G3 Prix Daphnis from the family of Marianna’s Girl, the dam of five stakes winners.

Wycombe House purchased the colt as a yearling in the US for $140,000.

The third highest price on the opening day was achieved by a colt by Exceed And Excel sold to Blandford Bloodstock for 370,000 guineas and a Shamardal filly made the fourth highest price for 320,000 guineas.

Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale Day 1 April 2017


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