Tattersalls October Yearling Sale day two highlights

The cash has been splashed again at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on day two with four yearlings fetching over seven figures. 

When Lot 266 entered the ring the powerhouses of  Coolmore, Godolphin and Juddmonte were all involved. Juddmonte blinked first leaving Coolmore and Godolphin to go head to head for the Frankel colt out of Bizzarria from Hascombe and Valiant Stud and the sparks were flying. Bidding finished at 2,000,000 Guineas making the colt the most expensive yearling sold in Europe this year topping the €2.4 million Dubawi half-sister to Bucanero Fuerte bought by Oliver St Lawrence at the Arqana August Sale. The sire needs no introduction whilst the mare is an own-sister to the Canadian International Stakes (G1) winner Cannock Chase and the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam winner Pisco Sour, and a half-sister to the three-time Group 1-winning filly Star Catcher (Sea The Stars).  "He is lovely horse and from a very successful stud in Hascombe, which has bred very good horses in the past and are very good breeders," said MV Magnier. "This is a well-bred horse, Frankel is flying and everyone [from the Coolmore team] liked him – and he goes to Ballydoyle."

Godolphin were the biggest spenders again and did secure the Blue Point yearling out of Anna Law for 1,500,000 Guineas. Bred and sold by Ballyphilip Stud, the colt was given the highest accolade by the farm's Paul McCartan when he reported that he thought this colt is the best individual that he and his wife Marie has bred. The dam is best known for producing Battaash, the European champion older sprinter, and with his Group One winning sire having already sired several pattern class offspring, including a Group One winner, in his first two-year-olds running this year much must be hoped for. Anthony Stroud, buying for Godolphin, said: "He was one that we wanted. Paul McCartan has had Tiggy Wiggy, Profitable, Harry Angel and so many more, it is a great nursery and they do a fantastic job. He is the horse that we thought would enhance Godolphin. I hope that we are standing here in two years' time and agreeing that this is one of the best that Paul has bred."