Tattersalls October

Lope de Vega Colt 'Holes Out' In GP Finale, Earns a 'Rising Star'

Pounded into 1-5 favoritism off a big-figure runner-up debut effort behind the very impressive Far Bridge (English Channel) in an 8 1/2-furlong maiden over this course Jan. 21, eFive Racing Thoroughbreds' Carl Spackler (Ire) (c, 3, Lope de Vega {Ire}--Zindaya, by More Than Ready) 'teed it up 'exiting the far turn and won Saturday's Gulfstream finale by a margin as great as the distance from Hallandale Beach to the fictitious Bushwood Country Club to become a no-brainer 'TDN Rising Star'. Alertly into stride from gate eight, the blaze-faced chestnut secured...

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Half To Derby Italiano Hero Reouted To Wolves For Debut

16.15 Wolverhampton, Nov, £9,950, 2yo, 8f 142y (AWT) IMPERIAL ACE (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), a Hugo Palmer-trained 125,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 son of G3 Premio Verziere victrix Cottonmouth (Ire) (Noverre), is kin to a trio of black-type winners headed by MG1SW G2 Derby Italiano hero Dylan Mouth (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}) and dual stakes-winning Derby Italiano second Henry Mouth (Ire) (Henrythenavigator). Denied a debut run on Saturday's abandoned programme at Newcastle, he faces eight opponents headed by Godolphin debutant First Sight (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), who is a 425,000gns...

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Observations: Half To Cursory Glance Debuts at Wolves

5.50 Wolverhampton, Novice, £6,800, 2yo, 9f 104y (AWT) SWEET MEMORIES (IRE) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is one of two blue-blooded newcomers from the John and Thady Gosden academy, with Lordship Stud responsible for this 680,000gns Book 1 purchase who is a half-sister to the G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor). The other Clarehaven runner is George Strawbridge's filly Cloud Angel (GB) (Frankel {GB}) whose dam is a half to Order Of St George (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

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Full to GISW Aunt Pearl on Deck at Kempton

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Monday's Observations features a full-brother to GISW Aunt Pearl. 16.15 Kempton, Nov, £14,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT) Yoshiro Kubota's hitherto untried 360,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition DRAGON ICON (IRE) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) is a Roger Varian-trained full-brother to GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine Aunt Pearl (Ire)....

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800K Daughter of Classic-Placed Longina On Deck at Chantilly

15.00 Chantilly, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, f, 7 1/2f (AWT) Juddmonte's 800,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition OTTERY (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), an Andre Fabre trainee, is out of G2 Diana-Trial victrix and G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) third Longina (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}). Her 10 rivals include Haras de Saint Pair's once-raced homebred Gypsy Gold (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}), who is a Jean-Claude Rouget-conditioned daughter of G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and G1 Prix de Diane placegetter Glorious Sight (Ire) (Siyouni {Fr}) and thus kin to last term's MGSW G1 Prix Royal-Oak...

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Basement Trade Shows Solid Core at Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK -- "Trickledown" felt rather too contentious, given what was meanwhile happening to its proponents out there in the real world. In this environment, after all, the original label of "horse-and-sparrow economics" would always have conveyed the theory rather more intelligibly. Some alternative word was required on Friday, then, to describe how a rampant market at the front end of the Tattersalls October Sale was filtering somewhat more quietly into the base of the pyramid. In the end, the second half of Book 3--in which momentum reliably ebbs relative...

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Cream Rises In Book 3

NEWMARKET, UK -- Even in what proved a record-breaking edition, Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last year yielded just a couple of six-figure sales. On Thursday, we had two in the first half hour. Any prospectors who had staggered out of the opening two books gasping for some oasis of affordability already knew what they were up against. To be fair, trade would not remain quite as consistently wild as had been the case across the two preceding catalogues. While unsatisfied demand from Book 2 was transparent...

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Tattersalls Director Jimmy George Joins Writers' Room

A week out from his company's marquee October Yearling Sale, Tattersalls Director Jimmy George joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Tuesday as the Green Group Guest of the Week to discuss the increasing American participation in the sale, the booming yearling market, opportunities for American buyers with the lopsided exchange rate and more. "It's not quite buy one, get one free, but it's very nearly that," George said of the potential sales results of the exchange rate, where pounds are nearly equal to dollars at this point. "Honestly,...

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Observations: Book 1 Millionaire Back on Deck in Ireland

13.25 Punchestown, Mdn, €15,000, 2yo, f, 7fT Coolmore and Westerberg's LAMBADA (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}), one of two representing Aidan O'Brien, is a daughter of G2 Rockfel S. victrix Wading (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and thus a half-sister to G2 Rockfel S. winner and GI Belmont Oaks Invitational and G1 Matron S. placegetter Just Wonderful (Dansili {GB}). She is joined by stablemate Promises To Keep (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who is a full-sister to three black-type performers headed by G1 Irish Derby and G1 Gold Cup runner-up Kingfisher (Ire). 14.00 Punchestown, Mdn, €12,500,...

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Dark Angel's Chardy Party Makes the Grade in Soaring Softly

Stonestreet Stables has enjoyed a good bit of success over the last few years sourcing fillies from Europe and placing them with Wesley Ward, such as MG1SW and two-time Royal Ascot heroine Campanelle (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}); GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint S. winner Twilight Gleaming (Ire) (National Defense {GB}); and SW Ruthin (GB) (Ribchester {Ire}). The latest success story from their European venture is Chardy Party (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), who took her record to two-for-two Saturday in Belmont's GIII Soaring Softly S. Rallying from well back to take...

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Caravaggio's First Hong Kong Starter a Winner

The first Hong Kong starter for Coolmore's successful young stallion Caravaggio, Circuit Nine (Ire) closed off strongly down the center of the Sha Tin 1000-meter straight course to cause a 7-1 upset in Sunday's Argonaut Plate for griffins, 2- and 3-year-olds that are unraced prior to their import. Off as the third choice on debut, Circuit Nine was slowly into stride from gate three and raced in a detached last early as the hot $1.30 (3-10) favorite Glory Bo Bo (Aus) (Deep Field {Aus}) was eased down onto the stands'...

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First U.S. Runner for El Kabeir A 'Rising Star'

Peter Brant's Salimah (Ire) (El Kabeir), the first American starter for her Yeomanstown Stud-based sire and former 'TDN Rising Star', matched that feat with a highly impressive debut success Saturday afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs. As skinny as 4-5 in the latter stages of the wagering, the Peter Brant runner eased out all the way to 7-5 and was 13-10 when the gates flew. Off to a hesitant beginning beneath Samy Camacho, Salimah was allowed to find a rhythm and raced with just two of her rivals behind her as...

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