Three Strikes for O'Brien and Brummitt and Aussie mare supplies the session topper at Tattersalls

Mark Smith - Wednesday October 13

The Russian Camelot (IRE) connection of trainer Danny O'Brien and agent Jeremy Brummitt made three purchases, while a Kingman colt out of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa homebred Galileo filly Reem set a new high as the second session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale ended.

The most expensive O'Brien – Brummitt purchase was 150,000gns for Stauffenberg Bloodstock's son of the three-season Cornerstone shuttler Free Eagle (IRE).

"For once in my life, I've managed to buy the horse that I like best in the sale," Brummett said.

The colt is a half-brother to French stakes-winner Flaming Princess out of a half-sister to multiple Group II winner and multiple Group 1-placed Hawksmoor and Group II Royal Lodge stakes winner Royal Dornoch.

The colt by Darley Stud's Ribchester from the Ballyphilip Stud draft also went the way of O'Brien and Brummitt for 100,000gns.

The colt is a half-brother to two winners out of the Peintre Celebre mare Mypreciousblue.

This is the family responsible for the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks heroine Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock).

 Brummett had the final say at 75,000gns for Oakgrove Stud's Nathaniel filly out of the unraced Bated breath mare Pointer, a daughter of the Group II Prix de Chantilly winner Daring Miss (Sadler's Wells).

This filly is closely related to Nathaniel's fabulous daughter Enable as Daring Miss is a three-quarter sister to Enable's dam Concentric.

The frontrunner for the top-priced lot in Book 2 goes to Hazelwood Bloodstock's Kingman colt out of the Australian-bred Galileo mare Reem.

Back in the market, Juddmonte Farm secured the son of the farms top-class stallion Kingman for 525,000gns.

A brother to this colt topped session two in 2018 when knocked down to  Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for 750,000gns. Named King Leonidas, he won his first two starts at Newmarket last season for John and Thady Gosden before finishing sixth as the favourite in the Group III Jersey Stakes at Ascot.

King Leonidas made his 2021 debut at Newbury on September 18, clocking in third following a 458 days break.

Reem won at Warwick Farm when trained by David Payne. She became a stakes winner in Dubai and was multiple Group II-placed.

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