Call Her Now on Top at Tattersalls Cheltenham

Call Her Now | Tattersalls Cheltenham

Five lots made six figures at the Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale, with the top price of £240,000 paid for Call Her Now (Ire) (Presenting {GB}) by Rahinston Stud.

Sold as lot 8, the 4-year-old filly was a debut winner of a mares maiden point-to-point in her only start to date. The Monbeg Stables-consigned bay is out of a half-sister to MG1SW hurdler Denman (Ire) (Presenting {GB}).

Highflyer Bloodstock snapped up the geldings City Chief (Ire) (Soldier of Fortune {Ire}) (lot 45)-from Ballyboy Stables and a winner in one start–and Closcedi Farm's Timeforatune (GB) (Yorgunnabeluck) (lot 24), an 11-length scorer at Ffos Las, for £210,000 and £175,000, respectively.

Rounding out the top five lots was winning gelding Pimlico Point (Ire) (Flemensfirth) (lot 26) who was knocked down for £160,000 to Kerry Lee and the placed Knowsley Road (Ire) (lot 47), another Flemensfirth gelding, that went for £135,000 to the duo of Tom Malone/Paul Nicholls. The pair were offered by Milestone Stables.

The Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale grossed £2,923,000 for 53 lots sold and averaged £55,151. The median was £45,000 and the clearance rate was a sparkling 95%.

“The Cheltenham May Sale brings to a close what has been a challenging season for the point-to-point sector on a high note,” Tattersalls Cheltenham Head of Sales Matthew Prior said. “The handlers have continued to show great resilience in adapting to a disrupted racing and sales calendar as a result of the pandemic and it has been hugely satisfying to see their efforts rewarded at our recent sales held here in Park Paddocks, Newmarket.

“The hallmark of the Spring sales season has been the sustained strength and depth at every level, as witnessed by the exceptional clearance rates of 93% or more at our last three sales. To have sold the two highest priced point-to-pointers at public auction this May underlines the confidence purchasers have in the Tattersalls Cheltenham sales regardless of the location. This year has been spectacular for Tattersalls Cheltenham graduates as highlighted by the nine winners at the recent Cheltenham Festival and we look forward to our sales returning to Cheltenham in the not too distant future.”

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