We enjoyed some excellent trading at Tattersalls December Foal Sale 2016 this week! A Charm Spirit filly, out of a Rainbow Quest mare, was bought by Salcey Forest Stud for 85,000gns. Yeomanstown Stud obviously liked the look of the stock we consigned, taking home a colt by Garswood, which made 70,000gns, a Lethal Force colt out of a Danehill mare for 50,000gns, and the top-priced lot by our newest stallion, Heeraat, a filly out of an Exceed And Excel mare, making 38,000gns. Other sales included a Havana Gold colt for 37,000gns and a Heeraat colt foal which made 20,000gns.
Captain Gerrard 2yo Dream Team won the 32Red Nursery Handicap at Newcastle Racecourse yesterday for Michael Dods, ridden by Paul Mulrennan. The gelding ran a sound race over 7f there last time and, trying a mile for the first time, he built on that, winning well despite having fought for his head early on. He is out of a 5f winner, but he obviously needs more of a trip, and there should be more to come from him over a mile and beyond.
Another son of Multiplex added to the sire's ever-growing tally of winners today at Huntingdon, showing the sire's versatility as he added to his tally of hurdles winners. Tommy The Rascal, a six year old gelding out of Orchestra mare Tina Gee, took down the Cambridge News and Media Handicap Hurdle over 3m 1f. He is likely to go chasing after this success - so well done to connections and trainer Jennie Candlish!
QUEEN SPUD took the honours in the Weatherbys Stallion Book Mares Handicap Chase at Fakenham today. The winner is a daughter of our dual purpose stallion Multiplex, and was bred at Mickley Stud. This was her fifth career win, so congratulations to trainer Henry Daly and all connections.
MULTIGIFTED, a winner over 6f at Kempton last year, earned her second career win at the track for owner/breeder Mrs L N Harmes, a great supporter of our stallions, and Multiplex has another winner in the bank! Not at her best when beaten favourite last week, this time she was able to move up through the field halfway through the race, and had plenty in the tank to last it out in the straight, an 8/1 winner for trainer Michael Madgwick. Well done to all connections.