Swift Hawk Flies Highest At Tattersalls Online

Swift Hawk | Tattersalls Online

William Knight's Rathmoy Stables consigned Swift Hawk (GB) (Hawkbill) and he brought a sale-topping 85,000gns from Tom Malone Bloodstock to lead the way during the Tattersalls Online August Sale which concluded on Thursday.

Sold as lot 16, the 3-year-old gelding has been placed three times from five runs over the turf and all-weather. His dam, Zacheta (GB) (Polish Precedent), has already foaled the dual group winner Ransom Note (GB) (Red Ransom), and another half-sibling is responsible for the Indian stakes winner Murioi (Ind) (Dubawi {Ire}). Under his granddam is three-time Group 1 winner Marienbard (Ire) (Caerleon).

“He's a lovely 3-year old who has good size and scope and he came highly recommended by William Knight,” said Malone. “He was arguably very unfortunate to recently run second to a nice horse of William Haggas's who is now rated 94. He looks the sort who will jump for us and I was very happy to get him.”

Mitch Beer Racing and Heywood Bloodstock signed for Desert Voice (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) at 50,000gns. Lot 28, from William Haggas's Somerville Lodge, sports two wins from four starts and is bound for Australia. Her second dam is the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Shiva (Jpn) (Hector Protector), with four of her daughters foaling black-type winners including G1 Irish Derby runner-up Piz Badile (Ire) (Ulysses {Ire}), and G2 Gimcrack S. hero Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}).

Beer said, “We were looking for fillies and found her. She is a lightly raced, two-time winning filly by Invincible Spirit who needs no introduction down here. We spoke to William Haggas and he recommended her for Australia so it was a no-brainer. There are so many options for her down here and I can't wait to get her home.”

Seraphic (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) (lot 8) was another who found favour with buyers, bringing 37,000gns from Killarney Glen. The Ecurie Hugo Merienne-consigned gelding has been placed under both codes and was last seen winning by 30 lengths.

Altenbach Bloodstock's Lorelei Rock (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) (lot 65) was knocked down for that price by Ladyswood Stud, as well. The stakes-winning mare is pregnant to Havana Grey (GB).

A total of 32 lots sold for a gross of 474,200gns. The average was 14,819gns and the median was 6,500gns.

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