A fantastic week for clients of Lillingston Bloodstock
On Monday, Poetry, owned by Lordship Stud and trained by Michael Bell maintained an upward curve with a decisive victory in the Listed Criterium De Vitesse at Chantilly. Settled in a handy third along the stands side fence following an alert break from the inside box, she surged forward after halfway to seize control approaching the final eighth and was ridden out in the closing stages to comfortably beat fellow British raiders Rockin Roy and Dancing Warrior for a career high. This victory was a fantastic update for her yearling colt half-brother by Dark Angel, which sells at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale next week.
On Tuesday at the Goffs Orby Sale, a Sea The Stars filly, bred by the Tsui family’s Sunderland Holdings and offered by Mount Coote Stud sold to Godolphin for €750,000. This yearling filly out of Valais Girl, was the second foal out of the winning daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, a granddaughter of 1,000 Guineas heroine Sleepytime from the famous Alidiva family.
“We sold a Sea The Stars filly out of Ninas Terz [Fashion’s Star] here last year – she won at Newbury recently – and she reminded me of her in her movement as she’s fantastically athletic,” said Mount Coote’s Luke Lillingston.
“Did I think we were going to get that price? No, not in a month of Sundays, but when you get those special horses and two people want them then anything can happen. This family can get you a good horse and a number of people have said to me she’s the nicest filly in the sale, which is a lovely thing to hear.”
“I’m thrilled Sheikh Mohammed is here. He bought his first ever winner [Hatta] from my parents, and I hope this filly gives him as much fun!”