Saxon Warrior Filly Shines Bright At Tattersalls
Demand for the first crop foals of Saxon Warrior remained strong at Tattersalls on Friday, when astute pinhooker Philipp Stauffenberg went to 280,000gns for a filly offered by Norris Bloodstock.
The bay filly was bred by Chris Humber and Hunscote Stud out of Archangel Gabriel, herself a full-sister to Grade 1 winner Prince Arch who has already produced two winners. The Saxon Warrior filly was the third highest priced filly of the sale so far and the most expensive foal by a first crop stallion.
Andy Lloyd, manager of Hunscote Stud, later explained what attracted them to Saxon Warrior, “He won a strong Guineas and I think he’s a really good stamp of a stallion. You can see some of the results he’s been getting, apart from this one, and I think he has a real chance of making it.”
Later in the session, a colt by Saxon Warrior was knocked down to Harry Sweeney of Paca Paca Farm for 75,000gns. Offered by Tinnakill House, the April-born foal is a half-brother to Group 1 sprinter Growl.
The previous day at Park Paddocks, Camas Park Stud bought two sons of Saxon Warrior for 160,000gns and 100,000gns.