Middleham Park bid to hit the target with September Sale draft
Gigginstown House Stud, Godolphin and Juddmonte all represented in the catalogue
The dust has barely settled in the Goffs UK ring following a stellar renewal of the Premier Yearling Sale, but selling recommences in Doncaster on Wednesday at the September Horses in Training Sale, with 225 lots catalogued to come under the hammer from 10am.
The catalogue includes a host of Flat and National Hunt prospects, including an eye-catching draft from Middleham Park Racing. Among the seven lots set to be offered by the leading syndicate are talented two-year-olds De Bruyne Horse (Lot 97), a Listed-winning son of Showcasing with a Racing Post Rating of 100, and Simmy's Copshop (122), a Listed-placed Bahamian Bounty colt (RPR 90).
"We've sold some nice horses at Doncaster in the past," said Middleham Park's bloodstock manager Tom Palin. "If you bring quality to this sale you'll be rewarded accordingly, and both Simmy's Copshop and De Bruyne Horse are standouts on form. They have similar profiles, one's a Listed winner and one is Listed-placed, and they're both very attractive prospects."
The syndicate is also set to offer the progressive Pete So High (94), who has recorded back-to-back successes since the catalogue's publication.
"I've had quite a bit of interest from the National Hunt sphere for Pete So High, and rightly so," Palin added. "He's by the sire of Altior and he's a nice big, scopey horse and should be around the magic 80 mark following his latest win. They say you can add 40 to work out a horse's rating over jumps, and 120 should see you close to getting into a Cheltenham handicap."
Other noteworthy offerings are supplied by Gigginstown House Stud, whose annual dispersal provided the 2016 September Sale's two priciest lots, as well as Godolphin, who are set to be represented by 18 lots - including the progeny of Street Cry, War Front and Shamardal, and John Gosden's Clarehaven Stables, whose sole offering is the lightly raced and well-bred winner Keswick (195).