Tattersalls Unveils February Catalogue


The dam of New Mandate (pictured) was purchased at the February Sale | Tattersalls

Tattersalls has catalogued 497 horses for its two-day February Sale, which takes place at Park Paddocks on Feb. 4 and 5.

The largest consignment comes from The Castlebridge Consignment, which fields 47 including the 92-rated 4-year-old filly Dancing Feet (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) (lot 460), a three-time winner in 2020 for Archie Watson; the 3-year-old filly Coloratura Soprano (Ity) (Golden Horn {GB}), a half-sister to last year's G2 Oaks d'Italia scorer Auyantepui (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) (lot 162); and Aubade (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 163), an unraced 3-year-old half-sister to three stakes winners from the family of the outstanding producer Halfway To Heaven (GB) (Pivotal {GB}).

Godolphin, Juddmonte and Shadwell have 49 horses catalogued between them. Juddmonte's drafts always draw plenty of attention and this time around it includes At Ease (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) (lot 385), a winning 4-year-old daughter of dual Grade I winner Jostle (Brocco), who has also produced two stakes winners; and Ludisia (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 389), a 3-year-old daughter of the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner African Rose (GB) (Observatory) and therefore a full-sister to G3 Princess Margaret S. winner Fair Eva (GB) and from the family of Calyx (GB) (Kingman {GB}).

Other standout fillies in the catalogue include Mystify Me (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) (lot 311), a daughter of the stakes-winning Fig Roll (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}) and half-sister to G3 Prix d'Arenberg scorer Al Raya (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}); Coniger (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}) (lot 363), a 3-year-old daughter of G2 Falmouth S. winner Macadamia (Ire) (Classic Cliche {Ire}) and half-sister to stakes winners Lovely Pass (Ire) (Raven's Pass) and Spirit Raiser (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}); and Sesame Birah (Ire) (Gregorian {Ire}) (lot 138), a 4-year-old filly who was placed in the Listed Denford S.

The catalogue also boasts some quality colts and geldings in training, including the Timeform 100-rated Bluebeard's Castle (War Front) (lot 202), who has won twice over 2000 and 2400 metres for Joseph O'Brien; Affwonn (Ire) (Free Eagle {Ire}) (lot 425), who has won his only start for Roger Varian and is Timeform rated 90p; and Alexej (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) (lot 454), a winner and three times placed from four runs for trainer John Gosden who is out of the Group 3-winning Aquatinta (Ger) (Samum {Ger}).

The catalogue also includes yearlings and mares in foal.

Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said, “The Tattersalls February Sale continues to be a consistent source of high-quality breeding stock and horses in training with the dam of last year's G2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge-winning 2-year-old New Mandate being a prime example. Along with the 2-year-olds and yearlings on offer, this year's February Sale looks certain to appeal to the usual diverse mix of domestic and international buyers who have made the Tattersalls February Sale Europe's premier midwinter fixture. Our live internet and telephone bidding facilities will again be available for buyers unable to attend in person and we will continue to explore every possible avenue for buyers to participate at all of our sales despite the prevailing challenges.”

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