Ten Sovereigns Foals Hit The Right Notes At Tattersalls
The first foals by unbeaten two-year-old Ten Sovereigns struck a chord with pinhookers at Tattersalls on Thursday, when a colt offered by The National Stud sold for 130,000gns.
Yeomanstown Stud were the successful buyers of the February born bay, who was bred by Andrew Rosen and Kilshannig Stud out of the unraced Fashion Darling.
Michael Fitzpatrick and Barry Mahon, operating under their JC Bloodstock banner, secured a Ten Sovereigns colt earlier in the day when going to 80,000gns for Lot 637. Meadowlands Stud consigned the grandson of No Nay Never, who counts Group 1 performer Djumama among his siblings.
Paul and Marie McCartan’s Ballyphilip Stud was another top operation to purchase Ten Sovereign’s progeny on the day, while buyers at Goffs included Pier House Stud, Camas Park Stud, Manister House Stud and Grove Stud.
Filip Zwicky and York Stud stretched to €165,000 for a Ten Sovereigns filly from The Castlebridge Consignment, while shrewd pinhookers John Cullinan and Roger Marley signed as JR Bloodstock for a Ten Sovereigns colt offered by Castletown Stud.
After providing the winning bid of €90,000, Cullinan commented, “He's a good, square model who's well developed. He's strong with good bone and a good walk. He's what we all want.” On the stallion, he added, “Obviously he's by a first-season sire who was a very talented racehorse; I haven't seen that many by the stallion but I've been impressed by the few I have seen.”