Bella Veneta Tops Tattersalls Ascot November Sale
The one-day Ascot November Sale, the concluding sale at the Tattersalls Ascot venue for 2022, was topped by the three-year-old Belardo filly Bella Veneta
(Lot 64). She was bought by Ben Pearson on behalf of new racehorse owner Paramount Timber for £30,000.
The filly, who was previously in training with Rae Guest, has a win to her name and was sold by Wayne Hawkins. She heads now to the Worcestershire yard of trainer Frank Bishop.
"She has had a bit of a break, she will go back into training and, hopefully, she will win again,” reported Pearson, who was taking instructions from her new owner over the phone, adding: “She was recommended to us by the yard and that was the top end for us. The owner has a few yearlings in training and was looking for one to run over the winter."
Bred by Deerfield Farm, the filly is out of a half-sister to Motivator, the joint-champion three-year-old of 2005 and winner of that year's Epsom Derby.
Lot 86 has an immediate future in the Irish point-to-point field bought by former NH jockey Darren O'Dwyer for Andy Pierce’s Blackhall Stud.
Consigned by Shade Oak Stud, the filly is out of the Grade 2 novice hurdle winner and Supreme Novices Hurdle (G1) third-placed Amaretto Rose (Alflora) and is by the farm’s own stallion Telescope.
Dwyer, who signed as Five Valley Bloodstock and spent £22,000 on the three-year-old, said: "I like the sire, he had done well, we have had a bit of luck with him and we have been lucky here before. She has a bit of size about her and they do a good job at Shade Oak. She has a pedigree and, if she can get anywhere close to winning, she will make her money back."
The combination will be hoping lightning will strike twice as they purchased subsequent point-to-point winner Seeyouinmydreams (Telescope) at this venue who went on to realise 235,000gns at this year's Tattersalls May NH Sale.
Sobegrand (Lot 68) was bought by an online bid of £20,000 from Robert Brinkley.
Offered by Clarehaven Stables as a wildcard entry, the Decorated Knight three-year-old colt has run three times and has a BHA rating of 77. He finished second on his first career start and fourth last time out at Newcastle.
The next sale at Ascot will be in March 2023; more immediately is the Cheltenham November Sale, the first of this winter’s Tattersalls Cheltenham sales and due to take place on Friday, November 11 after the day’s racing. Entries are still being taken and close on November 6.