Sackville busy in early exchanges at Fairyhouse

Tattersalls Ireland: September Yearling Sale off to a good start

PICTURE: Zoe Vicarage Sackville busy in early Tatts Ireland exchanges By James Thomas 11:38AM 20 SEP 2016

LAST YEAR the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale posted a set of figures that showed growth in all key areas, and the opening stages of this year's renewal have picked up where 2015's auction left off, with the very first lot through the ring bringing €50,000 from Ed Sackville.

The Michael Downey-consigned colt, an April-born son of Excelebration out of the Sadler's Wells mare Da's Wish, was showing a tidy profit on the 15,500gns Peter and Ross Doyle parted with to secure him as a foal from the Tattersalls December Sale.

"Being the first lot in the ring, hopefully we got a bit of value," said Sackville, of the purchase who is bound for the yard of Ed Walker.

"He's bred on the same cross as my nice horse Ultimate Avenue, who runs in the Somerville Tattersall Stakes on Thursday," said Walker. "I thought this colt was an extremely athletic, good-looking horse and he moved very well. He's going to take a little bit of time but he should be a nice horse for the late-summer, early-autumn two-year-old races and should make into a nice three-year-old."

The colt shares his page with the likes of Group 2 winner Katiyra and champion three-year-old Shahrastani.

Sackville strikes for Sir Prancealot colt

Just a few lots later Sackville went to €42,000 for a strapping chestnut son of leading freshman sire Sir Prancealot from Tally-Ho Stud.

"He's also for Ed Walker," said Sackville. "Sir Prancealot is doing very well this year and this colt is a nice stamp of a horse."

Barberini keeps it in the family

Also making an early impact was Federico Barberini, who snapped up a son of Red Jazz from Ballinaroone Stud for €36,000 on behalf of Middleham Park Racing.

Red Jazz stands at Joe Foley's Ballyhane Stud alongside first-season sire Elzaam, whose daughter Clem Fandango – another Barberini purchase – supplied her sire with a first stakes winner when landing a Listed race at Ayr last week.

"I've seen quite a few of his progeny that I like," Barberini said of Red Jazz. "This is a very nice horse, his pedigree makes sense and I've been lucky with the family before. Sometimes striking nice and early with these sires is the right thing to do. Hopefully he can follow in the filly's [Clem Fandango] foosteps!"

The March-born foal shares his page with the likes of Princess Margaret winner Princess Noor and July Cup winner Dream Ahead, the latter of which Barberini picked up as a yearling for just $11,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September Sale.

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