Tasleet and Eqtidaar yearlings in demand at Doncaster

Young sires prove popular at Goffs UK Premier Sale
Eqtidaar: Commonwealth Cup hero’s debut yearlings are on the market

Nunnery Stud’s young sires Tasleet and Eqtidaar have proved popular at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster.

There were five lots on offer from the second crop of Tasleet, conceived at a fee of just £6,000, and they sold for an average of £47,200, with a high of £90,000 paid by Oliver St Lawrence for a half-brother to Listed-placed Sweet Believer from Q-Cross Stables in Ireland.

Tasleet, a high-class sprinter by Showcasing from the family of blisteringly quick Battaash, has supplied eight two-year-old winners including the brilliant Coventry Stakes hero Bradsell.

Two lots from the debut crop of Eqtidaar changed hands during the sale, with Blandford Bloodstock and Marco Botti giving £35,000 for a filly from a strong family offered by Galbertstown Stables and Linehan Bloodstock paying £28,000 for a colt closely related to Royal Ascot two-year-old winner Extortionist from Hillwood Stud.

Eqtidaar, a Commonwealth Cup-winning son of sire of sires Invincible Spirit and half-brother to 2,000 Guineas runner-up Massaat, covered at a fee of £6,500 in his first season at stud.

The next opportunity to buy lots by these two exciting stallions comes at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale in Newmarket on September 6.

Tasleet has four on offer, including a half-sister to recent Glorious Goodwood two-year-old winner Prairie Falcon from Bearstone Stud, while Eqtidaar has 12 catalogued, including a half-sister to Listed scorer Stormbringer from Fernham Farm and a half-sister to US stakes scorer Jakaby Jade from Byerley Stud.