Threat Anchors Tattersalls August Catalogue


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MGSW Threat (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) is the highest-rated horse at 112 in the 774-strong inaugural Tattersalls August Sale catalogue, which was released on Sunday. Consigned by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables for Cheveley Park Stud as lot 469, the chestnut is one of 541 colts and geldings in and out of training set to go under the hammer from Aug. 24-26. There are also 214 fillies in and out of training, as well as 19 broodmares set to sell in Newmarket. A winner of the G2 Gimcrack S. and the G2 Champagne S. as a juvenile, Threat is out of a daughter of European highweight Shiva (Jpn) (Hector Protector) and is from the same family as European champion Ulysses (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}).

Originating as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the sale is very similar in format to the Tattersalls July Sale, and features full drafts from Ballydoyle Stables, Godolphin, Juddmonte Farms, Rabbah Bloodstock, Shadwell Stud, The Castlebridge Consignment and Jamie Railton among many others.

Other lots of interest include recent listed winner Surf Dancer (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) (lot 706) from William Haggas's Somerville Lodge Stables and fellow listed scorer Fort Myers (War Front) (lot 387), one of nine from Ballydoyle. Of Juddmonte's 24 homebreds, GSP Georgeville (GB) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) (lot 436), and the unraced Sophistry (GB) (Make Believe {GB}) (lot 445), a half-sister to G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud hero Epicuris (GB) (Rail Link {GB}) star. Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell boasts 61 lots, with the 100-rated Elwazir (GB) (Frankel {GB}) (lot 667) one to watch out for, while 71 lots are slated to enter the ring for Godolphin and Rabbah, featuring the 107-rated Walkinthesand (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) (lot 699) and a 95-rated son of Dubawi (Ire) in Country (GB) (lot 701) for Hannon and Haggas, respectively. One of 41 from Jamie Railton, SP Pom Malpic (Fr) (Pomellato {Ger}) (lot 486) earned her black-type with a second in the Listed Prix La Fleche at Chantilly.

The Castlebridge Consignment fields 79 lots, the largest consignment in the sale. Lot 51, Mzyoon (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), a half-sister to the late MG1SW and Group 1 sire Society Rock (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), will be offered by Castlebridge with her Exceed And Excel (Aus) colt at foot and carrying to sire-on-the-rise Night of Thunder (Ire).

“The COVID related circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce a Tattersalls August Sale are well documented and we have been hugely encouraged by both the quality and quantity of entries,” said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. “Originally pencilled in for two days, we have extended the sale to three days to accommodate the number of entries and the catalogue has the strength and depth that will appeal to a wide cross section of buyers, both domestic and further afield. Despite the current challenges, our recent July Sale achieved a phenomenal 96% clearance rate which demonstrates the enduring appeal of sales of this nature at Tattersalls, and we have already received extremely positive feedback from our myriad of overseas markets.”

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