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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Royal Ascot winner Aljazzi heads Autumn Horses in Training Sale

Catalogue has been trimmed from 1,810 to 1,636 lots this year

Duke of Cambridge Stakes winner Aljazzi will be offered as lot 1,140
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Group 2-winning Shamardal mare Aljazzi looks set to light up this year's four-day Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, for which 1,636 lots have been catalogued.

The auction will take place from Monday, October 29, to Thursday, November 1.

Last year's renewal saw the Group 2-winning filly Elizabeth Browning top the sale for a record 700,000gns, while Harlem, who won the Group 1 Australian Cup at Flemington in March, was the 520,000gns sale-topper at the 2016 Sale.

Other graduates of the sale, a regular source of top-class performers under both codes, include Group 1-winning sprinter Librisa Breeze and Stayers' Hurdle winner Penhill.

The Marco Botti-trained Aljazzi has four Group and Listed wins to her name including her victory in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot this year, when she claimed the scalp of subsequent Group 1 winner Urban Fox.

She has significant breeding appeal as a daughter of Shamardal and the Listed-winning Danehill Dancer mare Nouriya, a relation of St James's Palace Stakes hero Zafeen.

The Castlebridge Consignment has the largest draft comprising 115 lots, among them the three-year-old colts Arbalet, Argentello, Corrosive and Sevenna Star, while Shadwell is also strongly represented with 67 lots. 

The two largest trainers' consignments are the 69 coming from Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables and the 45 from Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle Stables - including the useful Scat Daddy sons Dali and Murillo, both entires so possessing stallion potential.

Sir Michael Stoute's Freemason Stables has 20 catalogued, Mark Johnston's Kingsley House has 34 and Richard Fahey's Musley Bank has a team of 41.

Irish trainers represented include Charles O'Brien, Joseph O'Brien, John Oxx, Jim Bolger, John Murphy, Michael O'Callaghan, Fozzy Stack and Dermot Weld, while the catalogue also features a number of winners from France and Germany.

What they say

Edmond Mahony, chairman of Tattersalls

The Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale is a unique sale and the 2018 catalogue has quality and diversity in abundance headlined by the outstanding Royal Ascot Group 2-winning filly Aljazzi.

The key to the consistent appeal of the world's largest horses in training sale is that it produces Group 1 winners on the global stage and Grade 1 winners at the Cheltenham Festival in equal measure.

Every year the Autumn Horses In Training Sale caters to pretty well every possible requirement of buyers, both Flat and National Hunt, which is why it annually attracts buyers from every continent in the world.


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