Tattersalls Ascot July Sale Topped By Resilience

Resilience in the ring | Tattersalls Ascot

Aclaim (Ire)'s Resilience (GB) (lot 55) topped the one-day Tattersalls Ascot July Sale on Tuesday. The 3-year-old gelding, consigned by Mill House Racing, Ltd., was snapped up by Nick Bradley Racing bidding online for £60,000. Rated 85, he won over five furlongs at Windsor in June for previous trainer Tony Carroll, who had bought Resilience originally for 20,000gns out of the Tattersalls February Sale.

Bradley, who was at Beverley races with two runners, said, “He has been bought to go to new trainer Craig Lister, who is based near York.

“Craig was at the sale and looked at our short list. This horse is a real speed ball and is qualified for the Windsor £75,000 series. We might start him off at Goodwood over five furlongs in a race for 3-year-olds rated 0-95. Further down the line he could be one for races like the Epsom Dash.

“Craig is in need of Saturday horses and this could be one.”

The second dearest lot on the day was Crush And Run (Ire) (Zoffany {Ire}) (lot 45), who sold for £38,000 to Al Jasra Stud. Consigned by Weathercock House Stables, he has won once over the all-weather at Lingfield in February and is a half-brother to listed winner Primo Uomo (Ire) (Strategic Prince {GB}).

“Crush And Run might run once or twice more in the UK and then will ship to Qatar,” said Ahmad Kobeissi, the father of Newmarket trainer Hilal Kobeissi. “The boys liked him and he looks the sort to go on faster ground and cope with the sharp tracks.”

Headed for the jumping sphere, Jimmy Fyffe picked up Vintage Valley (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) (lot 22) for £32,000. Lightly raced with only three starts to his name for Andrew Balding's Park House Stables, the grey gelding is rated 65 and is from the family of G3 Lillie Langtry Fillies' S. heroine Gravitation (GB) (Galileo {Ire}).

“I have a number of jumpers for this upcoming season and I wanted a 3-year-old to go juvenile hurdling,” said Fyffe, who was bidding online. “I watched this horse's races online and he looks as though a bit of softer ground will suit. Andrew Balding recommended him highly, and he goes now to Donald McCain. He looks a scopey type and hopefully he can jump.”

Of the 77 lots offered, 70 sold (91%) for a gross of £468,000. The average was £6,686 and the median was £3,200. This was the first Ascot July Sale conducted since 2019 due to the covid pandemic.

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