Man Of The Night Leads Second Session Of Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with four lots selling for 100,000 guineas or more and a clearance rate above 90 percent for the second consecutive day.

The top lot on the second day of the Tattersalls July Sale was the Richard Hannon-trained Man of the Night who was knocked down to Sheikh Abdullah Al-Hmoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah for 175,000 guineas, the highest price achieved on the Thursday of the July Sale since 2017.

The 4-year-old colt is a winner over 1 1/4 miles since the catalog was published and has a Timeform rating of 101. Showing good form on fast ground, the son of Night of Thunder has also placed fourth twice in listed company and boasts a smart pedigree, being out of a daughter of the three-time Group 1 winning champion French filly Mandesha.

A spokesperson for Sheikh Abdullah Al-Hmoud Al-Malek Al-Sabah revealed; “He might go to Kuwait, but we have horses in training in the U.K. so he may stay here for a time. We were looking for a horse who would stay further than a mile.”

The well-bred Restitution provided another highlight of the session when bought by Mark Richards on behalf of Mark Player’s International Thoroughbred Solutions for 150,000 guineas.

Mark Richards, a recent repatriate following 22 years working for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, commented:

“It is nice to be back, I am acting here for Mark Player’s International Thoroughbred Solutions. He is well used to purchasing horses here to go to Australia and the mere fact of me being back here is using old contacts and old friends as much as anything else. He likes to have someone on the ground to see the horses, knows the sort of horse I will be looking at and said that if I found anything that might suit to get in touch.

“I thought this is a lovely sort of horse, a lovely looking horse, hopefully he will acclimatize to Australia and he will head straight there now.”

Elaborating on Restitution’s particular appeal, Richards added:

“You are just looking for a horse who can operate on good or faster ground and one you think can get a trip. He had already proven that he can stay a mile and a half, and they seem to get more distance when they get down there anyway. It is advantage to have been able to have performed on a quicker track rather than a slower track.”

The Jamie Railton consigned Restitution is by Frankel out of Restiana, a listed winning full-sister to the Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed Restiadargent. It is the second six-figure sale in two days for the pedigree as Tianadargent, another full-sister to Restiana and Restiadargent, was sold to Alex Elliott yesterday for 100,000 guineas.

The Tattersalls July Sale continues at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9.

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