Bunglejungleparty Leads Opening Session Of Tattersalls August Sale

The two-day Tattersalls August Sale, being held for only the second time after last year’s COVID-related debut, got off to a solid start with Bunglejungleparty headlining proceedings that saw a strong clearance rate and four lots topping 50,000 guineas.

The top lot on the opening day of the Tattersalls August Sale was the 2-year-old colt Bunglejungleparty who realized a bid of 125,000 guineas to agent Will Douglass. The son of Bungle Inthejungle, who recently had his first Group 1 winner when Winter Power won the Nunthorpe Stakes, was consigned by Jamie Railton on behalf of owner Theresa Marnane. Conrad Allen, standing at the top of the stairs, was the underbidder.

“I have had luck buying from these connections at last year’s sale with Pom Malpic,” said Douglass. “This is just a very nice horse with form. He goes to Qatar.”

Bunglejungleparty has run four times in France and finished third last time out in a 7 furlong listed race at Vichy.

“The Marnanes are such enthusiasts, I am so pleased for them,” said Railton. “He was a pretty obvious horse and he had an avenue to the U.S. as well as he is a non-winner. This sale suits every single jurisdiction in the world to buy horses so we must strive to support it.”

Marnane, who bought the colt as a yearling for just €12,000, was all smiles after the sale and said: “I am over the moon. He is a very good-looking horse, big and strong, everybody wanted him. He had clean X-rays and a very good scope, and there were three people on him over 100,000 guineas.”

“We sold Will a very good horse last year, who has been stakes placed in Qatar; he knows where to get the good ones from,” laughed Marnane.

The Roger Charlton-trained Encourage is set to head for Bahrain to target the new Bahrain Turf Series that features ten races, each worth £50,000, which runs from Dec. 10 until March 4. The 3-year-old gelding by Iffraaj is out of a Cape Cross daughter of the listed winner Fairy Godmother, dam of the Group 1 winner My Kingdom Of Fife. Bred and owned by the Queen, the ‘Timeform’ 90 rated gelding was purchased by Bahrain’s HE Sultan Aldeen Al-Khalifa for 75,000 guineas and has won over 10 furlongs.

“He is a little under the handicap mark, but we think he will go well in Bahrain and hopefully he will improve,” said the horse’s new trainer Ali Majeed. “He is for Sheikh Sultan and we are looking forward to running him. Sometimes we buy a nice horse and sometimes we don’t! We hope this will be a nice horse!”

The Tattersalls August Sale continues at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, with the second and final session.

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