$500,000 Point of Entry Colt at Tattersalls Craven Sale
A protracted battle between Angus Gold and Kevin Ryan for Lot 53, a lovely Point of Entry colt, goes the way of Shadwell at 390,000gns (about $515,000 USD). The price was the second highest of the opening session. He is yet another successful Keeneland pinhook, having cost Wycombe House $140,000 as a yearling. He was sold today by Malcolm Bastard.
"He is a beautiful mover," said the vendor. "He is a May foal so you would hope for some improvement, but he is a big strong horse with pace."
Watch Lot 53 breeze
Jake Warren was among the underbidders on the colt, a fine representation for his first-crop sire. He is also from a family that Shadwell know well as the half-brother to their Prix Daniel Wildenstein winner Taareef.
"We have the half-brother and he's a decent horse," said Gold. "This is our first Point Of Entry - the sire was a genuine top-class horse on turf.
"Sheikh Hamdan saw him breeze and liked him very much. He'll decide when he sees him who he'll go to."
The colt was bred by Dixiana Farms out of the stakes-placed Sacred Feather. He is out of Sacred Feather (Carson City), dam of the prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2) winner Taareef. His grand-dam Marianna's Girl, was the dam of 13 winners, six of which were black-type.
Point Of Entry, one of the last really good sons of Dynaformer to stud, stands at Adena Springs Farm in Kentucky for $20,000. He won nine starts for Shug McGaughey and breeder Phipps Stables, including the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, in which he beat Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, Man O'War Stakes and the Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes. He now has $500,000-plus juveniles on both sides of the Atlantic and they're averaging $397,384, good for second in his sire crop.
- edited from www.RacingPost.com (Nancy Sexton) & Tattersalls.com