Catalogue unveiled for the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale
Among former graduates include Chipotle, Miss Amulet and Steel Bull
Tattersalls has unveiled the catalogue for the inaugural Somerville Yearling Sale, with yearlings by sires such as Acclamation, Dark Angel, Kodiac, Mehmas and Night Of Thunder headlining 292 lots.
Formerly the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, the auction has proven a source of high-class talent with this season's Windsor Castle Stakes scorer Chipotle plus Lowther Stakes victress Miss Amulet and Molecomb Stakes victor Steel Bull all being sold in recent years.
Among this year's catalogue include full or half-siblings to 44 Group and Listed performers such as Windstormblack, Flippa The Stripper, Sweet Gardenia and Ventura Rebel.
There are also 80 yearlings out of Group and Listed-winning or placed mares including a Twilight Son colt (Lot 206) out of Cheveley Park third Baileys Jubilee and a Kodiac filly (105) out of Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Sahool, the dam of Group 3 scorer Laraaib.
All lots catalogued are eligible for the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes and the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes.
Sires with first crops of yearlings represented include Cracksman, Expert Eye, Havana Grey, Lightning Spear and Tasleet.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: "The catalyst for launching the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale at Park Paddocks was the extraordinary vibrance of last year’s relocated Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale and consignors have embraced the permanent move with an outstanding group of precocious yearlings.
"The improving quality of yearlings being offered at the sale has been matched by the racecourse performance of its graduates, and the introduction of the £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes will further enhance the appeal of the sale which has quickly established a reputation as a consistent source of top-class juvenile talent.”
The catalogue is available online and will also be available from Tattersalls on Wednesday, August 3.