The first yearlings by outstanding sprinter Harry Angel set the sales ring alight at Doncaster this week, with the young stallion responsible for the highest-priced lot of the sale and the highest average of any sire with two or more lots sold.
His colt out of the Stakes-winning Exceed And Excel mare Red Box was bought by Alex Elliott for £220,000. A striking individual, he is a grandson of Singspiel’s G1 winner Confidential Lady and will go into training with Harry Angel’s former trainer, Clive Cox.
Harry Angel concluded the two-day sale with an average of £92,000 and a median of £80,000 for five sold, putting him atop the first-season sires’ list by both metrics.
Former shuttler Brazen Beau also enjoyed success at Doncaster, siring the top-priced yearling of the Silver Sale, a colt out of proven producer Ambrix.
Also on Wednesday, 25 August, Ribchester added a tenth winner to his record when Tollard Royal ran out an impressive debut winner at Kempton.
George Boughey’s charge took the one-mile novice by three and a half lengths and could well step up in class for his next start, with an entry in the G2 Royal Lodge.
Tollard Royal was bred by Thomastown Farm and is the first foal out of the Stakes-placed Dew Line.