The Tattersalls Ireland November sale is the premier place to purchase National Hunt foals and I was delighted to be asked by a client to purchase 2 foals to re-sell as 3-year-olds. It was my first visit to a National Hunt foal sale but as a seasoned purchaser of flat foals it all clicked into place very easily and I was very pleased with what was purchased.
The first purchase was Lot 648 a Flemensfirth colt out of an unraced Al Namix mare called Muance. Muance was herself a full-sister to Grade 1 winner Grandouet who won the Champion 4yo hurdle at Punchestown as well as the Grade 2 International Hurdle at Cheltenham. He was a colt with good size and scope and had lots of quality about him. He cost €43,000 and will return to the UK until being sold as a 3-year-old.
The second purchase was Lot 662 a Milan filly out of a winning bumper mare by Vinnie Roe called Pepelina. Pepelina is herself a half-sister to Listed hurdle winner Pepe Simo and to multiple hurdle and bumper winner The Eaglehaslanded. She cost €10,000 and like the colt will return to the UK and be sold as a 3-year-old.
I thoroughly enjoyed purchasing these National Hunt foals and after the success of Golden Birthday and The Statesman this year I would like to expand my National Hunt business so if you are interested in purchasing a Cheltenham winner please don’t hesitate to get in contact.