We are delighted to be in Newmarket for July week and starting off with the purchase of two mares at the Tattersalls July Sale. Early in the session we purchased Milford Sound (Lot 85) from Juddmonte Farms for clients Iain and Mary Hebbard. The daughter of Barathea has already produced the Listed Derby Trial Stakes runner-up Carntop (Dansili) and she is in foal to Camacho, while she is also herself a half-sister to Rail Link. We felt that she was exceptional value at 10,000gns because of her proven record of producing, her own back family and the fact that she was cheaper than the cover she is carrying. At little while later we bought Isobel Archer (Lot 135) from the Godolphin draft on spec for 23,000gns. She is a winning full-sister to Gr.1 winner and sire Naaqoos (Oasis Dream) and has a sexy cover to Coolmore’s first season sire Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact).
Success at Royal Ascot this week for A’Ali (Society Rock) was a huge boost for Creighton Schwartz Bloodstock and a loyal owner at Salcey Forest Stud. The Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes winner’s dam Motion Lass (Motivator) was purchased by Daniel Creighton for just 9,000gns at the Tattersalls February Sale earlier this year in foal to Coati Glory and is currently boarding at the stud with her Cotai Glory filly.
Already the dam of two-year-old winner Slowmo (Kodiac), A’Ali had already made £40,000 as a yearling when she was purchased, but two months later he realised £135,000 at the Doncaster breeze-up after impressing on the Knavesmire under Mickey Clere for Star Bloodstock. Motion Lass is a half-sister to the Gr.3 Darley Stakes winner and dual Gr.1-placed Enforcer (Efisio) and the Listed-placed Canaveral (Cape Cross).
Hopes are high for Fleeting Princess tomorrow in the Gr.3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. The daughter of Dandy Man was bred on the farm by Aspire Bloodstock, a group of good friends that run an EIS scheme. She is out of the Royal Applause mare Queen Of The Tarts and we sold her at Tattersalls as a foal for 6,500gns to Five Star Bloodstock. She went to Denise O’Brien’s Clonbonny Stud and realised €16,500 as a yearling at Tattersalls Ireland to Jamie Browne.
She is making her first start for Charlie Hills, having been trained by Jeremy Noseda for Mrs Susan Roy until his recent retirement and showed plenty of speed to win on debut at Yarmouth. Reports at home are excellent but she disappointed in the Listed Marygate Fillies’ Stakes at York last time. Queen Of Tarts, a placed half-sister to Group winner and sire Assertive, has a Pearl Secret filly foal at foot and was covered by him again this year.