West End Girl Tops Inaugural Tattersalls Online Ascot Sale
The Alan and Mike Spence owned WEST END GIRL topped the inaugural Tattersalls Ascot Online Sale when selling to Badgers Bloodstock who saw off interest from a number of bidders to secure the filly for £420,000.
The daughter of GOLDEN HORN, who is out of a half-sister to RECKLESS ABANDON, won the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes at two and was placed third on her latest start in the Listed Oaks Trial at Lingfield on 5 June. The Mark Johnston trained three-year-old is declared to run in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes tomorrow at the Royal Meeting.
Lot 4 IGOTATEXT, consigned by Archie Watson, made the perfect start to his career when making a winning debut at Lingfield just ten days ago. He caught the imagination of the Cool Silk Partnership who secured him for £165,000. The son of Group 2 Gimcrack winner AJAYA now looks set to take his chance in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes on Saturday for new connections who are no stranger to Royal Ascot success.
Commenting on the first sale of its nature in the UK and Ireland Matthew Prior, head of Tattersalls Ascot Sales, said;
"A big team effort has gone into getting the inaugural Tattersalls Ascot Online Sale off the ground and we are very pleased with the results. There were a few technical glitches along the way which were quickly resolved and we will learn from today's sale, but overall it was a genuinely encouraging start for Tattersalls Online. We had wholehearted, enthusiastic support from the vendors as well as bidders from throughout the world, and we would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to all who supported and participated in this new venture. In particular we wish all the connections the very best of luck with their purchases this week if taking up their engagements at Royal Ascot."