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Friday, 19 October, 2018

Siblings to Too Darn Hot, Ten Sovereigns and Golden Horn among the eyecatchers

The progeny of Galileo and Dubawi are well represented in the blue-chip auction

Tattersalls: the three-day Book 1 of the October Yearling Sale kicks off on Tuesday
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Lot 103

b f No Nay Never - Seeking Solace (Exceed And Excel)
Consigned by Camas Park Stud

No Nay Never's blistering start at stud, with 25 winners and five stakes scorers among his debut two-year-olds, has meant his second crop have been in huge demand already this sales season, with his yearlings fetching as much as €700,000.

And things could reach yet more dizzying heights when this filly takes her turn in the ring on Tuesday, as she is a sister to the sire's leading light, Ten Sovereigns.

Her older brother is simply listed as 'in training' in the catalogue, but has packed a huge amount in since the publication date, winning all three starts in the manner of a horse destined for greatness, including the Round Tower Stakes and the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes on his latest start.


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What they say

Timmy Hyde jnr, Camas Park Stud: "She's very similar to the brother, she's all quality and looks very fast. She has a great temperament – all the No Nay Nevers seem to have great minds – and she's been very busy since she got here."

Lot 120

gr c Dubawi - Sky Lantern (Red Clubs)
Highclere Stud

This colt is out of four-time Group 1 winner Sky Lantern, the dashing grey who lit up the 2013 season with wins in the 1,000 Guineas, Coronation Stakes and Sun Chariot Stakes, having also won the Moyglare Stud Stakes as a two-year-old.

We are yet to learn if she will prove as capable a broodmare as she was a racehorse, but the early signs from last year's renewal of Book 1 were hugely positive.

With the thawing of relations between Godolphin and Coolmore, MV Magnier parted with 2,000,000gns for this colt's full-brother. Since named Gentile Bellini, the juvenile is in the care of Aidan O'Brien and holds entries in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Stakes and next year's Irish 2,000 Guineas.

Sky Lantern is by Red Clubs, whose impact as a broodmare sire was felt earlier this year when Arthur Kitt landed the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Lady Carolyn Warren, Highclere Stud: "He's a lovely colt. He's got a fantastic temperament, has great limbs, very good bone and walks exceptionally well. It's lovely to see a bit more of mum coming through.

"She was so talented – she was an outstanding mare – and Dubawi is on fire, so fingers crossed. He's been a very straightforward horse to prep, he loves his work, he just puts his head down and gets on with it."

Lot 217

b c Galileo - Alluring Park (Green Desert) 
Lodge Park Stud

Alluring Park's progeny have enjoyed a phenomenal rate of success at Tattersalls, with her seven yearlings sold in Newmarket having brought a total of 9,460,000gns. The lion's share of that came from Al Naamah, a Group 3-placed daughter of Galileo who set a European record price for a yearling when going the way of Al Shaqab for 5,000,000gns in 2013.

A major contributory factor to that filly's price were the exploits of her older sister Was, herself a 1,200,000gns Book 1 graduate, who landed the 2012 Oaks on just her third start. Alluring Park's seven winning offspring feature four black type horses, including this colt's full-brother Douglas Macarthur, a 1,250,000gns Book 1 buy who landed a Group 3 Derby trial at Leopardstown.

Lot 217: the Galileo colt out of Alluring Park

Alluring Park is a daughter of Park Express, making this colt a three-parts brother to Derby hero New Approach, whose son Masar followed in his sire's footsteps at Epsom earlier this year.

Damian Burns, Lodge Park Stud: "He's a lovely horse, very mature and has always been a standout. It was an obvious mating, we've been repeating it year after year. He's got a real stallion's pedigree, being a three-parts brother to New Approach, so he has both racing and breeding value.

"He's a bigger, more mature horse than Douglas Macarthur was, to compare him to the other Galileo colt. If anything he's more like New Approach as a type. Hopefully he's an Epsom horse, that's what he was bred for."

Lot 325

b c Dubawi - Dar Re Mi (Singspiel)
Watership Down Stud

This colt brings huge star potential to the Tattersalls ring, as not only is he by one of the world's best stallions and out of a three-time Group 1-winning mare, his already deep page has been subject to some major recent enhancements.

He is a brother to Too Darn Hot, simply listed as 'in training' in the catalogue but now the winner of three races, including the Solario and Champagne Stakes. He produced deeply impressive performances in those heats and is a warm order for Saturday's Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes.

Lot 325: the Dubawi brother to Too Darn Hot

Moreover, this colt is also a brother to Lah Ti Dar, who has added a ten-length romp in the Listed Galtres Stakes and a fine second in the St Leger to her race record since the catalogue's publication.

With Too Darn Hot favourite for next year's 2,000 Guineas and Derby, and Lah Ti Dar due to stay in training in 2018, there is no telling what this colt's pedigree could look like in 12 months' time.

Simon Marsh, Watership Down Stud: "He's precocious like his brother Too Darn Hot but if you stood the two together now they would be around the same size.

"He'll be a bigger two-year-old than him but not overly so and he's provoked a lot of interest, as you can imagine. He's correct in every way and he's ready to rock and roll."

Lot 371

ch c Galileo - Fleche D'Or (Dubai Destination)
Norelands Stud

Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe called to mind the brilliance of Golden Horn, whose final victory came in the 2015 running of the Longchamp showpiece. The son of Cape Cross had already won the Derby, Coral-Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes by the time October of his three-year-old campaign.

Anthony Oppenheimer's brilliant homebred had actually come up for auction at the 2013 edition of Book 1, but was retained by his vendor at 190,000gns. Buyers are unlikely to let the same happen to this colt, Golden Horn's half-brother by breed-shaping sire Galileo.

Harry McCalmont, Norelands Stud: "He's a typical Galileo, he's absolutely bombproof and whatever you throw at him he comes back looking for more; exercise, food, etc. He's quite like me in that he eats everything he sees, but unlike me he likes a lot of exercise!

"He's prepped very well and hopefully things will fall into place on Thursday. He's been very well received. Having one of the best horses of the last 20 years as a half-brother doesn't hurt."


More Book 1 stories:

Ten Sovereigns' sister set to keep Camas Park in the limelight

Book 1 an unexpected source of bargains thanks to Tattersalls bonus

He's quite like me in that he eats everything he sees, but unlike me he likes a lot of exercise!
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