International Sales News

Busuttin and Young add northern hemisphere power to earlier Australia buys

Australian interest was again high on the second day of the Tattersalls 2021 Autumn Horses In Training Sale as Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young added to their three buys at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale hours earlier, with the purchase of Bonneval, an improving gelding by Siyouni (Pivotal).


Catalogued as Lot 640, Busuttin, bidding online, went to 170,000 guineas (approx. AU$312,000) to secure the James Fanshawe-consigned four-year-old, that has won three of his nine starts to date and is currently officially rated 90.


The gelding has also not been out of the first three in seven starts this season for his Newmarket-based trainer, including two wins and a second on his last three starts.


Bred by Fittocks Stud & Arrow Farm & Stud, Bonneval, the namesake of the Group 1-winning New Zealand mare, is the first foal out of Dreamlike (Oasis Dream), who is a sister to US winner Fashion Fund and a half-sister to Park Hill Stakes (Gr 2, 1m 6.5f) winner and Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Gr 1, 1m 4f)-placed Silk Sari (Dalakhani).


The gelding will now move to Busuttin and Young’s Cranbourne-based stable in Victoria and represented the first signed-for purchase for the training duo at Tattersalls.


After purchasing an exciting lot on day one of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, Australian Bloodstock were back in the market again on day two. 


Agent Ronald Rauscher signed for Lot 574, a twice-winning three-year-old named Glentaneous.


The Gleneagles (Galileo) gelding was consigned by Brian Meehan’s Manton Lodge Stables, with Rauscher going to 160,000gns to secure the lightly-raced three-year-old.


“I liked pretty much everything about this horse,” said Ronald Rauscher. “You need to when you are spending that sort of money!”


A winner of a novice contest on just his second start, he has put up some good efforts since moving into handicap company and was an easy winner on his latest start in a Class 3 race at Nottingham. 


Now rated 94, the Frank Dunne-bred third foal is a half-brother to useful winner Makram (Make Believe), while his winning dam Spontaneous (Sinndar) is a sister to Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Youmzain (Sinndar).


She is also a half-sister to Lockinge Stakes (Gr 1, 1m) winner Creachadoir (King’s Best) and Group 3 winner Shreyas (Dalakhani).


Later in the day, the syndication was again involved as Ronald Rauscher purchased Lot 641, also from Pegasus Stables, for 135,000 guineas (approx. AU$248,000).


A four-year-old son of Charm Spirit, the gelding was officially rated 94 for James Fanshawe and is a three-time winner from 13 starts with a further three placings, including a solid second on his latest start in a Class 2 handicap at Goodwood. 


The gelding is the fifth foal out of Listed-winning mare Shendaya (Danehill Dancer), who herself is a half-sister to the Prix Du Jockey Club (Gr 1, 2100m) runner up Shamkiyr (Sea The Stars). 


A third Lot was also purchased late in the day by the syndicators as they went to 150,000 guineas (approx. AU$275,500) for the Sommerville Lodge-consigned Kettle Hill.


Another gelding by Gleneagles, the four-year-old is the third foal out of Listed-winning mare  Sentaril (Danehill Dancer), who herself is a half-sister to the Group 3 winner Enticing (Pivotal). Kettle Hill is a half-brother to the Sea The Stars (Cape Cross) gelding Magical Sight.


Day one on Monday saw 263 lots find homes for aggregate revenue of 7,126,000gns, an increase of 72 per cent on a year ago, while the average of 27,095gns was up 60 per cent. 


The action continues today for Day 3.