Tasleet yearlings average 10x covering fee at Book 2

Top-class sprinter's first lots in strong demand at Tattersalls
Tasleet: the relation to Battaash is proving popular with buyers

The first crop of top-class sprinter TASLEET proved extremely popular at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale in Newmarket this week.

The Group 2-winning and multiple Group 1-placed son of SHOWCASING, from the family of blisteringly quick BATTAASH, had seven lots offered at the auction and all sold, achieving an average price of 60,714gns.

That’s an incredible 10.6 times the sire’s covering fee in 2019.

The top-priced TASLEET yearling at Book 2 was a half-brother to Group 2-winning sprinter GUSTAVUS WESTON sold by renowned nursery Glenvale Stud to Byron Rogers and Star Bloodstock for 80,000gns.

Among the talented runners that Star Bloodstock has previously selected at the yearling sales are A’ALI, DUHAIL and MALAVATH.

Other highlights for TASLEET at the sale included:

  • McKeever Bloodstock and Barry Hills paying 75,000gns for a half-brother to the smart multiple winners BENNY AND THE JETS and WILEY POST consigned by Pier House Stud.
  • Kern/Lillingston Association giving 75,000gns and 52,000gns for two colts by the sire – a half-brother to Listed-winning two-year-old ROYAL ASHIRAH from the draft of Michael Downey and a half-brother to Group 2-placed sprinter MAJOR JUMBO offered by Lynn Lodge Stud.
  • Amanda Perrett signing at 50,000gns for Beechvale Stud’s half-brother to Listed-placed RECKONING, the dam of Group 1 stars SUBJECTIVIST and SIR RON PRIESTLEY.

Those results come hot on the heels of the successful talent-spotter Robson Aguiar paying 75,000gns for a TASLEET half-sister to classy sprinter A Momentofmadness from Trickledown Stud’s consignment to the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale in September.