Gleneagles conformation

200,000gns Gleneagles colt

Demand remained high for the first crop of the brilliant Gleneagles at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale this week with flag bearers including a colt who changed hands for 200,000gns on Monday.

Offered from the Player family’s Whatton Manor Stud, he is a great-grandson of Gerald Leigh’s foundation mare Brocade. Alastair Donald of SackvilleDonald landed the successful bid to the delight of the colt's vendor.

"We knew we had struck lucky when we bought this colt as a foal here last year," said Ed Player of Whatton Manor Stud.

"He was a lovely foal, but he has turned inside out through prep and really done well. We have had a lot of interest in him and Gleneagles should make up into a top stallion. We are thrilled that Alastair has bought him and wish the new connections the best of luck."