We attended the Tattersalls HIT sales at Newmarket on Monday and came away with 2 purchases.
Our intention was to purchase a young horse to send juvenile hurdling in the New Year and another with proven form.
We came away with exactly what we set out to buy.
Our first purchase came early in the sale, lot 33, Triassic a 3yr old gelding that cost 32,000 when a yearling. Purchased from Mark Johnson there is no doubt he is tough and got plenty of form but more importantly in stays very well indeed.
Standing at around 16 hands he is the prefect size for hurdling and looking through his form it is in our opinion very clear that he is in need of soft ground although he’s ran on all type of ground there is no question he is best on a softer surface.
Triassic’s had a very busy season so he will spend a few months in the paddock and we will bring him back early in the New Year.
We have had success in previous years purchasing from this stable, Alborz had very much the same profile, he ran 16 times for us, won 2 hurdle races a flat race and was placed another 7 times.
Our second purchase of the day was lot 166, Mazaaher a 2-time winner owned by Hamdam Al Maktoum (Shadwell). Although a 6-year-old Mazaaher is very lightly raced and a very sound horse with form on turf and also on the a/w.
The benefit of purchasing from the likes of Shadwell is that you are informed of any veterinary issues and Mazaaher had none to note. Our question was why is he so lightly raced?? Although we had done our research is was interesting to hear that what we had found out was correct.
Mazaaher is an outstanding work horse and often they would work horses they felt were group horses with him in order to see their level of ability, it does make sense because the likes of Shadwell do not keep 6 years old for the sake of it.
Mazaaher will now have a break and will come back into training in January, he’s a winner at Wolverhampton and on quick ground on turf.
Being an ex-Shadwell owned individual he looks an outstanding specimen.