Tattersalls October Yearling Sale gets off to a flyer as Ross Doyle, standing alongside Richard Hannon Jr and acting on behalf of Al Shaqab Racing, forks out 600,000gns for Castlemartin Stud’s Hip 1, a Montjeu colt. The March-foaled bay is out of the GIII Dance Smartly H. victress Madeira Mist (Ire) (Grand Lodge), and is thus a full brother to the dual GI Canadian International winner Joshua Tree (Ire). “He’s a lovely horse,” commented Doyle. “We missed on one by the sire [at Goffs] last week, but we are delighted to have bought this lad. He has a great pedigree, very classy. There are some lovely horses here.” Trainer Dermot Weld was underbidder.
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