Tattersalls Ireland get the Irish sales year underway.


Tattersalls Ireland get their sales underway with their February NH Sale at their Co Meath venue tomorrow. With 254 lots in a slimmed down sale it is mostly made up of 177 yearlings with a few older horses , two year olds and mares making up the balance.

With anyone really interested in buying having already scanned the catalogue for favourite lots I ran my eye over the pedigrees and highlighted a few interesting entries.

Bizarrely enough the possible sales topper, Supreme Breda is only a supplementary entry. Now entered as lot 227A this 13 year old mare, a daughter of Supreme Leader is already dam of one winner, the three time Grade 1 winner Benefficient.

This son of 8 year old Beneficial is already a winner at Cheltenham making his dam, who is in back in foal to Beneficial an expensive commodity.

If you are really interested in this pedigree a Beneficial full sister out of Supreme Breda comes under the hammer earlier in the day when the yearling filly is offered as lot 59.

This filly would make a nice broodmare herself at some stage into the future and bidding could be lively.

Staying with mares and their potential there are a number of winning mares with breeding certs on offer. Bouillabaisse an 8 year old by Beat Hollow is already a track winner and her pedigree looks strong enough to warrant attention. The same can be said of Pepelina, a 6 year old winning Vinnie Roe mare with both of them offering winning form matched with nice current up to date pedigrees. With breeding certs they can be brought to a stallion of your own choice this year and then look forward to 2015.

My eye also caught sight of the 11 year old Valleyboggan , with the Saddler’s Hall mare being a half sister to Grade 2 winner Felix Younger. This mare has 2 older progeny and is sold with a Kalanisi covering.

The yearlings on offer are the bulk of the sale with some nice pedigrees on offer. Presenting has been the star of the Rathbarry Stud for quite a few years now and his colt out of Pomme Tiepy is on paper a class apart. With a winning Black Type dam he will be on most peoples “must see ” lists.

The Court Cave yearling out of Miss Top makes him a half brother to Grade 3 chase winner Little Josh. With the same stallion based in Boardmills Stud being responsible for the colt out of Megans Joy. This Supreme Leader 12 year old mare was a Grade 2 winner over hurdles and this colt is her first foal by a sought after stallion.

Stowaway has been a very popular stallion at Whytemount Stud with many breeders keen to utilise his services. His half brother to Grade 1 winner Bog Warrior is an interesting lot with the Tony Martin horse back on the track.

A pedigree I particularly like is the yearling Stowaway colt out of Fairy Dawn who is herself a full sister to Kicking King. A winner on the track this mares progeny offers potential for the future.

The Arcadio colt out of the Tiger Hill mare Glory Days looks interesting from this remove with the young stallion based in Arctic Tack having had both track winners and point to point winners to show real promise.

The Milan colt out of the Black Type hurdler Dingle Belle will be viewed many times over the day with a variety of purchasers most likely having him pencilled in.

Of the 2 year olds the Milan full brother to Grade 2 chase winner The Paparrazi Kid stands out with his pedigree tracing back to Mucklemeg and Deep Gale.

Its a good start to the sales year here in Ireland and everyone will be hoping to have picked up a winner!


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