Tattersalls' October Sale (Part Two) opened in Newmarket Wednesday but was a far cry from part one of the same fixture, turning over 1,343,900 guineas for 179 lots sold, for an average of 7,507gns and a 5,000gns median. The sale's format has changed this year so the figures do not compare directly with 2002.
Two colts topped the same at 46,000gns, 1,000gns off the sale record. Owner Dr Klaus Rohde paid that amount for a Night Shift (Northern Dancer) colt out of Roxy (GB) (Rock City) consigned from David and Trish Brown's Furnace Mill Stud for Poulton Stud. Rohde has not decided on a trainer.
Buckinghamshire-based owner Eric Gadsden with the help of Catridge Farm Stud owner David Powell also hit the 46,000gns mark when getting an Alzao (Lyphard) colt out of Serenity (GB) (Selkirk) consigned by vendor Michael Downey of New Inn, Co Tipperary.
Stewart Kittow will train the yearling, bought as a foal at Goffs for 16,000 euros by Paddy Twomey, for Gadsden.
The sale continues Thursday with morning and evening sessions before concluding Friday.2003 FIGURES