Lynward Park shuttler Alfred Nobel (Ire) was popular with buyers when his first yearlings paraded at the Goffs Orby Sale in Ireland last week.
Alfred Nobel had a colt from Oaks Farm Stables sell for 60,000 euros (AUD 86,165) to leading agency Sackville-Donald. He is from Sandbox Two (Foxhound) and is a half-brother to two winners including Glory Awaits (Choisir) who was runner-up in this year’s English 2000 Guineas.
Alfred Nobel is owned jointly by Coolmore and Lynward Park’s Ted van Heemst. A son of Danehill Dancer, he was a Group 1 winner of the 2009 Phoenix Stakes emulating his own sire who won the same race in 1995.
His first Sunspeed yearlings will be catalogued for the 2014 Perth Magic Millions in February. Among his initial crop is a half-sister to Prince Of Stars who won his third race in 12 starts at Belmont last Wednesday.
Prince Of Stars is by Lynward Park sire Balmont from Street Show (Zeditave). He was bred and sold by Korilya Stud for $17,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions to trainer Pat Bermingham.
Alfred Nobel’s Goffs result will surely be bettered at the world-renowned Tattersalls October yearling sale at Newmarket that runs from Tuesday, October 8 to Thursday, October 31.
The first Alfred Nobel yearling scheduled to go under the hammer is Lot 1051 during Book 2 on Wednesday, October 16. The colt from Ashirah (Housebuster) received a significant update on Saturday when his older half-brother Hot Streak was a five-length winner of the G3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot.
Hot Streak (Iffraaj) races under the Qatar Racing banner and he can provide another update for his younger half-brother when backing up in the G1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket this Saturday, October 12.
Alfred Nobel is currently serving his third southern hemisphere book at Lynward Park for a $7,150 (inc gst) fee.
– Karl Patterson
Runaway G3 Cornwallis Stakes winner has a half-brother by Alfred Nobel at the Tattersalls Sale