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Dubawi, Galileo Colts Set To Headline Tattersalls December

Author: Clint Goodman
Published: Monday November 25, 2019
Dubawi and Galileo colts are set to headline the Nov. 25 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale. There are about 170 lots set to be offered. 

In this year’s October Yearling Sale, Hazelwood Bloodstock will present a Dubawi colt out of the Gain Irish St. Leger Trial Ballycullen Stakes (G1) heroine Voleuse de Coeurs, consigned as Lot 35. 

"He's obviously a very well-bred horse out of a classic winner," said Adrian O'Brien from the Exning-based operation. "He's a beautifully balanced horse, a great mover, and we're hoping for the best."

The Dubawi colt was bred by Sun Kingdon, and the horse has an unraced 2-year-old full sister, Late Romance. Voleuse de Coeurs visited National Defense at the Irish National Stud this year. 

In October, Hazelwood Bloodstock sold the Book 1 top lot, a Dubawi half brother to Barney Roy. He went for $4,645,966 to Godolphin.

The leading consigner was also responsible for selling a Kingman colt to M.V. Magnier for 1.8 million guineas. 

The Galileo Colt

The Galileo colt out of Berry Brothers & Rudd Prestige Stakes (G3) scorer Sent From Heaven (Lot 4) will be led into the ring early on, so buyers are advised to show up on time. 

The May-foaled youngster was bred by Christopoher Hanbury, and he was bred on the same Galileo-Footstepsinthesand cross as Betway Pinnacle Stakes (G3) scorer Klassique. The dam of Klassique is the Coolmare Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (G1) winner Chachamaidee.

"The Galileo is a nice colt," said Peter Stanley, stud manager of New England Stud.

"He was going to be sold in Ireland, but he picked up a minor injury — he got cast and cut a leg — but he's absolutely fine again, and so it's full steam ahead with him for this sale.

"His 3-year-old Australia half-brother, Almania, is a lovely looking horse and has threatened to be very useful, and Sent From Heaven is back in foal to Australia."

The Galileo colt is one of the three lots who were consigned by New England Stud. He will be followed by Charm Spirit, a colt out of the winning Dancehall Dancer mare Cloud Line (Lot 79), later in the session. 

The February-foaled colt was bred by Lael Stables, and he has some big names in his pedigree. Cloud Line is a half-sister to group 3 winner Enticing, whose daughter, One Master, scored the Qatar Prix de la Foret (G1) for the second year in a row. 

They are out of Superstar Leo, who is a champion 2-year-old filly in Europe of 2000. 

"The Charm Spirit colt has a nice pedigree as well," Stanley said. "Cold Front, his 2-year-old half-brother by Lope de Vega, looks very good, and William Haggas is bullish that he's a group horse for next year.

"Lael Stables have been great supporters over the years. We bred One Master for them, and they've had a lot of good horses.

"Cloud Line has an outstanding Showcasing foal and returns to him next year because of that."

Last of the Three

The last of the three is the Bated Breath filly out of the winning Oasis Dream mare Dream Wild (Lot 87). 

The April-foaled horse comes from the Juddmonte family as a granddaughter of Wince, the winner of the 1999 Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (G1). 

"The Bated Breath is a very racy, athletic filly," Stanley said. "The sire is flying at the moment and had six group winners this year. We put this filly in the sale off the back of that. Dream Wild also has a lovely foal by Postponed."

High-profile offerings like the Dubawi and Galileo colts often arrive at the December Yearling Sale.