Ten Sovereigns Paddock

Ten Sovereigns Yearlings Prove In Demand At Orby Sale

Scat Daddy fever was apparent at the Goffs Orby Sale, where the first crop of Ten Sovereigns sold for up to €500,000 and for an impressive average of €118,800.

Todd Pletcher trained the late Scat Daddy and it is he who will take custody of the Ten Sovereigns colt bought by Jacob West for Robert and Lawana Low for €500,000. After outbidding MV Magnier, West commented, “Ten Sovereigns was an incredibly fast horse and he’s a son of No Nay Never, who’s a son of Scat Daddy. Todd trained Scat Daddy so he’s got a relationship with that sireline and he had a lot of appreciation for No Nay Never when he was racing in America and Ten Sovereigns has just carried that on.”

West described the colt as “incredibly good looking,” and revealed it offered some compensation for not securing the full-sister to Blackbeard (No Nay Never), who eventually sold for €2.6million the previous day.

Wednesday represented a terrific pinhooking result for consignor Pier House Stud, who had bought the bay as a foal for €130,000 from breeder Denis McCarthy.

Ten Sovereigns was responsible for six yearlings sold for €100,000 or more over the two days, including a filly bought by Jonathan Green for €235,000 and a colt bought by MV Magnier for €220,000.