Godolphin Filly Tops Third Day of Tattersalls December Mares Sale at 330,000 Guineas

Media Release - Thursday December 2

The third and penultimate day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale saw continued strong trade with the Godolphin consigned filly BESPANGLED the headline act at 330,000 guineas, bringing the total number of fillies and mares to make 100,000 guineas or more to a record level and turnover to over 61,000,000 guineas.

Elwick Stud Secure Godolphin Filly Bespangled for 330,000 Guineas

The highest priced lot of the third session of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale was the Godolphin consigned BESPANGLED, the DUBAWI filly sparking a flurry of bids from around the sale ring before John Davis and agent Billy Jackson-Stops settled into a protracted bidding duel with the latter, bidding from the stairwell, emerging triumphant with a successful bid of 330,000 guineas.

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Jackson-Stops was acting on behalf of Elwick Stud and commented:

"The team at Elwick Stud was very keen on her, she was an obvious standout in this session. They have had a lot of good horses along the way, they are revamping the stock and this is one for them. She is a very good individual, she is by Dubawi and there are some nice horses coming along behind her. The pedigree stands out and she will go to the straight to the breeding shed."

Elwick Farm belongs to the Turnbull family and notable successes include the two Grade 1 wins of young stallion MONDIALISTE and two Group 1 wins by the perennially popular LORD GLITTERS, who won the Group 3 Bahrain International Trophy as an eight-year-old on his most recent start.

An unraced daughter of the Listed winner PURE DIAMOND, BESPANGLED is a half-sister to the promising two-year-old SYMBOL OF LIGHT, an impressive winner of two of his three starts for Charlie Appleby earning an official rating of 91. PURE DIAMOND also has a yearling filly by FRANKEL and foaled a colt by KINGMAN this year. 

BESPANGLED’s second and third dams are both German two-year-old Champion fillies; with second dam WHITE ROSE a subsequent runner-up in the Deutsches Derby and German 1,000 Guineas. Third dam WILD ROMANCE is the dam of two Group 2 winners and the granddam of Group 1 performers WILD COCO, WIN FOR SURE and PATH WIND.

The Tattersalls December Mares Sale continues at 9.30am on Thursday, 2nd December with the fourth and final session.

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