33 wildcard entries added to Tatts Ascot Sale

Walden Prince: David Bridgwater consigns the six-time winner

PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) 33 wildcard entries added to Tatts Ascot Sale By Ollie O'Donoghue 4:10PM 1 DEC 2016

THE 2016 renewal of the Tattersalls Ireland Ascot December Sale, to be staged on Monday, has been further enhanced by the addition of 33 wildcards.

The sale will offer a mix of horses in training, point-to-pointers, mares in foal as well as yearlings and foals.

The sale includes eight winning and placed flat form horses, seven winning and placed point-to-pointers and ten winning and placed National Hunt performers including placed bumper horses.

Eye-catching wildcards include the Benson Racing-consigned Literator (Lot 70), who is from the family of champion three-year-old filly Attraction, and is in training with Charlie Appleby, and the winning Named Asset (111) from Martin Bosley's Bowstring Farm.

The four-year-old son of Invincible Spirit is a half-brother to French 2,000 Guineas winner Landseer and the Prince of Wales's Stakes third Ikhytar.

Also catalogued is Seven Clans (112), who is out of the Sprint Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest winner Cherokee Rose, and is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Bowman, from the family of Leger winner Mastery.

Rebecca Curtis' Fforest Farm Stables consigns five lots including Cornish Warrior (147), a brother to Grade 2-winning chaser Oscar Looby. Cornish Warrior finished third ina maiden hurdle at Ffos Las last month.

Two wildcard entries are from David Bridgwater's Wyck Hill Farm, including the nine-year-old Walden Prince (154). He has won four times over fences and twice over hurdles.

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