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Tattersalls Oct Book 1 Day-3: 850k Guineas Oasis Dream Colt
The strong momentum of the opening two days continued at Tattersalls into the final day of the October Yearling Sale with agent Charlie Gordon-Watson pushing to 850,000 guineas to secure the top lot, the Oasis Dream colt out of the multiple Group 1 winning mare Dar Re Mi from Lord & Lady Lloyd-Webber's Watership Down Stud. Badgers Bloodstock's Grant Pritchard-Gordon, Blandford Bloodstock's Tom Goff and underbidder Angus Gold all made bold bids for the colt. Gordon-Watson enthused about the purchase, "He's got a stallion's pedigree through and through, it's the best pedigree in the book, he's a special horse." The colt hails from a family of 21 Group 1 winners, and Gordon-Watson commented on his future, "He's for a relatively new client, and I don't know where he'll be trained - hopefully, he'll stay in the UK." It is a family Gordon-Watson knows well having also bought the second dam Darara for Watership Down. She subsequently produced four Group 1 winners, including triple Gr1 winner Dar Re Mi.