Breeding Right In Cracksman Popular At Tattersalls Online October Sale

Cracksman | Darley

Philip Baron von Ullmann went to 105,000gns for a breeding right in Group 1 sire Cracksman (GB) (lot 94) on Friday, the top lot at the Tattersalls Online October Sale.

The sire of undefeated G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Ace Impact (Fr), the Darley sire's eldest foals are 3-year-olds. He also has G2 Premio Dormello winner Aloa (GB) and four other stakes winners to date.

Von Ullmann said, “We believe that Cracksman is the perfect stallion for Schlenderhan's philosophy because he fits perfectly with our Adlerflug (Ger) mares, especially those out of Monsun (Ger) dams. What more can you ask of a stallion who in his first crop has bred an Arc winner? We have a couple of Adlerflug mares who could visit him next year. We will wait until we do our proper planning but he's definitely going to get a very strong mare from us.”

Leading the horses-in-training was lot 19, Blue Prince (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) who sold to Gary Hignett and Angela Turner's G & A Racing for 52,000gns. The winner, consigned by Richard Fahey's Musley Bank Stables, is a great grandson of G3 Ballyogan S. heroine Lidanna (GB) (Nicholas).

“We were driving but I could watch the sale on my mobile and we're really pleased,” said Turner. “Gary and myself had horses separately before but now we're living together and we've made G and A Racing. Gary found the horse online and we've just retired one of our horses so we were looking for a replacement. We might see if there's some all-weather stuff for him but mainly we'll get him sparked up for the next turf season.”

The top price for a race filly on the day was 40,000gns, as Dan Astbury and Stockton Hall snapped up Soldier Of Fortune (Ire) 4-year-old Final Escape (Ire) (lot 26). A half-sister to G1 Slaney Novice Hurdle second Last Encounter (Ire) (Beneficial {GB}), the dark bay was consigned by Canterbrook Stud and had finished second on her bumper debut last month.

At the conclusion of the sale, 45 of the 89 lots (51%) had sold for an aggregate of 411,200gns. The average was 9,138gns and the median was 3,400gns.

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