Sceptre Sessions Feature Quintet Of Group 1 Winners As Tattersalls December Mares Catalogue Revealed

Alcohol Free is one of five Group 1 winners catalogued for the December Mare Sale | Tattersalls

The catalogue for the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, headlined by five Group 1-winning fillies in the Sceptre Sessions alone, is now online. A total of 1,054 lots have been entered to sell from Nov. 28-Dec. 1, with the Sceptre Sessions set for Nov. 28-29.

Leading the high-quality catalogue is four-time Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) (lot 1904); dual Group 1-winning miler Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) (lot 1878); G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) (lot 1865); and the Group 1 winners La Petite Coco (Ire) (Ruler Of The World {Ire}) (lot 1887) and Pearls Galore (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 1920), both trained by Paddy Twomey.

In addition, Desert Berry (GB) (Green Desert), the dam of G1 Cazoo Derby hero Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), will also go through the ring as lot 1891 and is in foal again to that Newsells Park Stud sire. Other dams of Group 1 winners set to sell include Roger Sez (Ire) (Red Clubs {Ire}) (lot 1861), the dam of G1 Cheveley Park S. heroine Lezoo (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}); and Luzia (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) (lot 1873), the dam of G1 Sun Chariot S. victress Fonteyn (GB) (Farhh {GB}), who is in foal to Dream Ahead. There will also be 77 group and listed performers to be offered across both Sceptre Sessions.

Godolphin's 72-strong draft includes Classic heroine Blue Bunting (Dynaformer) in foal to Masar (Ire) as lot 1540. Juddmonte's 28-lot consignment features Atone (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}), a full-sister to champion Midday (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) (lot 1830) and Shielding (GB) (Kingman {GB}) (lot 1833), a half-sister to Grade I winner Viadera (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}), are both in foal to Frankel (GB). Dual Grade 1 winner Majmu (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}) (lot 1757), carrying to Kingman (GB), anchors Shadwell's consignment of nine. Philippa Cooper's Normandie Stud dispersal–handled by Newsells Park Stud–includes G1 Nassau S. heroine Sultanina (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) (lot 1811) in foal to Camelot (GB).

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said, “The Sceptre Sessions, named after one of the greatest fillies ever to grace the turf, were introduced to showcase the very best race fillies and broodmares and to add a new dimension to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale which is long established as the most prestigious and influential breeding stock sale in Europe. To have catalogued five truly exceptional Group 1 winning fillies as well as the dam of this year's Derby winner Desert Crown (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is the best possible start and suggests that the new 'Sceptre Sessions' have immediately captured the imagination of some of the world's most successful owners and breeders.

“In addition to the array of elite fillies and broodmares in the two 'Sceptre Sessions', the Tattersalls December Mares Sale also features consignments of real quality from Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms, and Shadwell Estates alongside dispersals from Normandie and Southcourt Studs, all of which has combined to produce an outstanding catalogue for Europe's premier sale of breeding stock.”

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