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Strong start to December Sale

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Colt by LA Stud shuttler Time Test tops proceeding selling for 75,000 guineas.

Time Test - Wild Mimosa colt.
Time Test - Wild Mimosa colt. Picture: Tattersalls.

A colt by LA Stud shuttler Time Test (Dubawi) topped the opening day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale on Wednesday when bought for 75,000 guineas by Redpender Stud's Jimmy Murphy. 

The colt was sold by Overbury Stud and is out of the unplaced Dynaformer (Roberto) mare Wild Mimosa who is a half-sister to stakes winners Summoner (Inchinor) and Compton Admiral (Suave Dancer) as well as the dam of multiple Gorup One winner The Fugue (Dansili). 

"She has been a huge success for us, she has been wonderful. She has been very lucky for us, but she is a mare we have to manage. We raise them on foster mares and have one organised every time now," said Overbury Stud's Simon Sweeting referring to Wild Mimosa who was bought for 52,000 guineas at the 2017 Tattersalls December Mare Sale. 

"The two-year-old looks like she might be ok," added Sweeting. "Wild Mimosa will go back to Time Test, she was in-foal to Ardad but sadly lost it at 42 days. That's life! We can't grumble, we have done well.

"I have got a breeding right in Time Test, he is a fabulous stallion. He has got a lot further to go and we are very excited about him. It is great for the National Stud that it has got such a good horse, I am thrilled about that." 

Successful purchaser Jimmy Murphy commented: "There is a bit going on in the pedigree. I thought less than that would buy him, but you have to keep bidding if you want one!" 

Time Test had eight foals sell on Wednesday for 287,000 guineas at an average of 35,875 guineas. 

Zoustar colt makes 70,000 guineas

A colt by the reverse shuttler Zoustar (Northern Meteor) was the second highest price on the opening session. The Highclere Stud consigned colt attracting a flurry of bids from around the sales ring before he was knocked down to Billy Jackson-Stops' JS Bloodstock for 70,000 guineas. 

The colt is out of the dual Listed winner Making Eyes (Dansili) and is a half-brother to Ascension (Dark Angel) who was bought by Ciaron Maher Racing for 100,000gns at last month's Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale. 

"This is for a new pinhooking venture for Tony Elliott's Rogues Gallery," reported Jackson-Stops. "He is a good-looking sort, a good physical and we liked him. Hopefully there will be good upside with Zoustar, and this colt is likely to return to the October Yearling Sale next year." 

Overall on Wednesday, 171 lots sold for 2,624,800 guineas at an average of 15,350 guineas. The median was 10,000 guineas. 

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