Doncaster 2YO Sale – Lawman leads polarised market

Blandford Bloodstock fought off Sheikh Fahad al Thani for a Lawman filly at Doncaster Bloodstock’s 2YO Breezer Sale on Tuesday.

Blandford agent Richard Brown did best in a duel with Qatar Racing advisor David Redvers for the filly who had galloped extremely well on Town Moor a day before the sale.  She changed hands for 210,000 pounds (AUD 312,050)

Lawman (Invincible Spirit) won the 2007 French Derby and has this year’s leading G1 English 1000 Guineas contender Just The Judge.  The sale-topper is from Listed winner Traou Mad (Barathea), herself a half-sister to the G2 Gimcrack Stakes winner Josr Algarhoud.

A Compton Place colt was next best at 155,000 pounds when bought by John Quinn.  The youngster had cost vendor John Collins 16,000 pounds at the 2012 Doncaster Premier yearling sale.

The third horse to reach six figures was an Exceed And Excel colt out of the stakes placed mare Cliché.  He cost 46,000 pounds at the 2012 Doncaster Premier yearling sale and will go in to training with Richard Fahey after selling to Highfield Farm for 100,000 pounds.

Other high prices include an Invincible Spirit filly offered by Powerstown Stud who realised 90,000 pounds when selling to Anthony Stroud Bloodstock.  The same price was achieved by an Art Connoisseur colt who was offered by Mocklershill and sold to David Redvers.

The DBS Breezer Sale saw 97 lots make 2.97 million pounds.  The average increased 4% to 30,663 pounds but the median dropped 17% to 20,000 pounds.  The clearance rate improved 3 points to 80%.

“This sale followed the trends of a selective market but with real strength for the best,” DBS director Henry Beeby said.  “That the average has advanced but the median has fallen is a clear indication of the increasing polarisation of the market that is evident at sales these days although the improved clearance rate clearly shows the pragmatic approach of our vendors who came to sell.”

Currency converter:  1,000 pounds = AUD 1,486