This month’s Tattersall’s Autumn Horses in Training Sale saw a record number of horses catalogued, with 306 fillies passing thorough the ring for an average of just under 30,000gns-16% higher than the  average for the whole sale. 

GREAT COURT won impressively at Wolverhampton just five days before the sale and her price must have benefited from the boost to her form. She is a half-sister to Group performer KALAHRI GOLD and from the family of EASTON ANGEL. She was sold to David Redvers for 200,000gns making her the second highest priced filly sold at the sale. Having been bought as a yearling for just 32,000gns from the Tattersalls December Yearling sale, she represented excellent value for her owners and now looks to have a second career as a broodmare.

Further afield, the Breeders’ Cup took place in Del Mar which saw a number of British fillies shine.  On Saturday, the Richard Hannon trained filly OUT OF THE FLAMES ran well to finish third behind Declarationofpeace in the Listed Qatar Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes.  The filly, who is by Showcasing, was a great value purchase when bought for just 37,000gns from the Tattersalls October Book 2 Yearling Sale, before being sold to David Redvers for £190,000 at the Goffs Breeze-up Sale.  She has since run seven times this year in her busy 2-year old season and only been out of the placings on two occasions.

The Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Fillies and Mares Turf was won impressively by the British-bred and trained, WUHEIDA.  The homebred, who is by Dubawi out of the Grade 1 winning mare, Hibaayeb, has now run and been placed in five Group 1’s this season.

Another British filly to run well was MARSHA, who was 6th in a tight finish in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.  The filly, who memorably won this year’s Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, will now head to the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, where she will be joined by a number of other high-class fillies, including dual group 1 winning and This Filly Can flagbearer, QUIET REFLECTION.