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UK Tatts Book 3 Day-1: $95k Shamardal Colt
Also in the UK overnight, Blandford Bloodstock's Richard Brown out-bid trainer Marco Botti & paid top price of 50,000 guineas (A$95,000) for a colt by European champion & 4-time Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Shamardal (out of Salse mare Ridotto) during the opening session at the 2-day UK Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 3. The colt (consigned from John Cullinan's Horse Park Stud in Ireland) is a half-brother to Group-placed Salsa Brava & Brown indicated the colt is set to join trainer David Simcock at his Newmarket base.