Sober Glory Tops Tattersalls Cheltenham

Sober Glory | Tattersalls Cheltenham

Point-to-pointer Sober Glory (Ire) (Mount Nelson {GB}) (lot 10) topped the Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale on Thursday. The 4-year-old debut winner cost £110,000 and was purchased by the session's leading buyer Tom Malone.

Consigned by Monbeg Stables, the gelding is related to Grade 1 hurdler Fingal Bay (Ire) (King's Theatre {Ire}) and Grade 3 chaser Oodachee (GB) (Marju {Ire}).

The other lot to break six figures was American Jukebox (Ire) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) (lot 22), also from Monbeg Stables. He was sold to Gordon Elliott Racing for £100,000. His dam won the G2 Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase at Punchestown and was placed in the G1 Irish Grand National Handicap Chase.

A total of 26 lots sold for a gross of £1,231,000. The average was £47,346 and the median was £43,000.

Tattersalls associate director Matt Prior said, “The May Sale has brought the 2023-24 Tattersalls Cheltenham sales year to a satisfactory conclusion.

“The season has performed well and with 195 horses sold from 238 offered over the seven sales, we are delighted with the strong 82% clearance rate. Noticeably, the market has stepped back a level, but, positively, nice horses are being sold as is evidenced by our strong clearance rate.

“We congratulate all our consignors on another successful winter and spring point-to-point season, despite the considerable challenges posed by the wet spring.”

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