Five lots sold for 300,000 guineas (US $400,406) or more on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale with Middle Eastern buyers dominating proceedings. The turnover and average both eclipsed the figures set on this day last year whilst the clearance rate improved to a remarkable 88 percent.
The high quality three-year-old Corrosive is set to continue his career in the Middle East after being knocked down to Ibrahim Rashid for 450,000 guineas ($600,608) after he saw off the efforts of Anthony Stroud. Consigned by The Castlebridge Consignment for Hugo Palmer's Kremlin Cottage Stables on behalf of owner Vefa Ibrahim Araci, Corrosive was offered with a Timeform rating of 107.
Rashid secured the son of Uncle Mo on behalf of Saudi Arabian owner Abdulrahman Fahad M Albawardi who also purchased Check Your Pockets for 115,000 guineas ($153,477) and Leigh's Law for 13,000 guineas ($17,350).
“He is bought primarily for the King's Cup in Saudi Arabia,” said Rashid, “but he will also go to the Dubai Carnival. The horse is a very good mover, he has a big heart and he vetted very well.”
Rob Speers, racing manager for former owner Vefa Ibrahim Araci, was on hand to see the horse sell and he said: “The horse has progressed through the year to become a very good handicapper. He has a global appeal and goes on the faster ground.”
Corrosive was purchased at the 2017 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up for 150,000 guineas ($200,196) by Speers.
The recent Group 3 Darley Stakes winner Euginio was the star attraction on the second day of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale when selling to agent Oliver St Lawrence for 400,000 guineas ($533,767) on behalf of Bahraini owner/trainer Fawzi Nass. The son of Fastnet Rock, who has a Timeform Rating of 115, was secured by St Lawrence after he saw off agents Anthony Stroud and Saad Bin Mishraf.
“He has been bought for the Dubai Carnival and Fawzi Naas will train,” said St Lawrence.
“Euginio is a sound, willing, Group 3 winner, he goes on the good to firm and will suit racing in Dubai. We were very keen to get him,” he added.
The 4-year-old was consigned to the sale by Richard Hannon's East Everleigh Stables on behalf of owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar. Racing manager Tony Nerses was in the sale ring to watch the horse sell and he said: “We are delighted with that price, but I think they've got a bargain! The horse is very genuine and is still improving.”
Explaining the horse's sale, Nerses said: “We are just having a little 'thinning' out as we have just grown a little too big too quickly.”
The Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale continues on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
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