But the one we wanted…..
Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sales is a happy hunting ground for us. We have bought a low cost Royal AScot winning 2 year old there plus 6 x winners of 6 or more with/without black type, a list of 3 or 4 times winners all generally TF 90-105 and various singe/double winners that have been sold on sooner.
On Day 1, David’s short list was 5 whittled down to 2 after genetic checks and vets. He bought the first one – a smart Royal Applause colt described by our vet as “must buy don’t weaken”. He cost R 20,000 + Tattersalls 6% levy.
The colt will be trained in Newmarket by Peter chapple-Hyam like a number of the earlier successes.
And that was that….