Wildcard Tops Tattersalls Online March Sale

Moriko De Vassy (Fr) (Cokoriko {Fr}) (lot 26) was knocked down for 85,000gns to dissolve a partnership and top the Tattersalls Online March Sale on Thursday.

The three-time winner and 6-year-old gelding, a full-brother to the Listed Prix Rose de Mai third Lisa De Vassy (Fr) (Cokoriko {Fr}), was picked up by Valentine Bloodstock.

Valentine Bloodstock’s Ed Partridge said, “[He] was purchased on behalf of existing owners to form a new partnership. He is a smashing type of horse and his novice hurdle form is very good. Hopefully as he matures and goes back over hurdles he can fulfil the great level of potential he has previously displayed. My mother-in-law Jane Evans also trains the half-brother, black-type earner Moka De Vassy (Fr) (Karaktar {Ire}), who it’s planned will run in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival next week, so Jane is well versed with the family and we hope he will go well after joining the stable.”

Sacre Coeur (Fr) (Montmartre {Fr}) (lot 25 was offered by Jonjo O’Neill’s Jackdaws Castle, and she went to Alne Park Stud for 12,500gns. The five-time scorer is a granddaughter of Listed Prix Belle de Nuit heroine Valley Quest (Ire) (Rainbow Quest).

At the close of trade, 13 lots sold for an aggregate of 141,300gns. The average was 10,869gns and the median was 2,800gns.

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