Brightwells July Horse Sale at Ascot Review


Horse Sale Review from Brightwells in Ascot with the main horses, buyers and sellers. 


  • The top lot of the sale was a two-year-old son of Exceed And Excel called The Smart One, who was bought from Darley by Conrad Allen on behalf of Qatari trainer Osama Al-Dhafea. He is a half-brother to Gr.2 Stakes winner Revenue. He was second in a maiden to Listed Windsor Castle Stakes second Ben Hall.
  • Conrad Allen also bought the highest price filly in, Rose Gloria, a daughter of Haatef for £13,000 from Mick Channon. She is a half-sister to Djumama, who has won at Gr.3 level twice in Germany and was second in a Gr. 1 there. The filly was second on her debut to Anticipated who went on to be thrid in the Windsor Castle.
  • Allen bought a son of Kheleyf earlier for £11,500 called Lightning Launch from Darley. He is a half-brother to Halicarnassus, the dual Gr.2 winner and Gr.3 winner who is now a young sire. This three-year-old won his maiden and was second in a Chester handicap.
  • German agent Axel Donnerstag bought the three-year-old Nice Story for £3,800. She is a daughter of Suave and she won on her debut last year and was runner-up on her first start since. 
  • Axel Donnerstag also bought a winning five-year-old gelded son of Barathea for £500.
  • Mel Smith Bloodstock bought two winning point-to-pointers. First was the  six-year-old Fernando’s Song who is by Misternando, for £10,000. The other was the seven-year-old Cavite Zeta by Craigsteel for £1,000.
  • Mark Johnston sold Music Stop, a two-year-old placed filly by Iffraaj for £4,000 to owner Steve Jakes. She is out of a half-sister to the dam of five-time Gr.1 winner and sire Dream Ahead. 
  • Steve Jakes also bought Tornado Battle, from Johmston for £4,400. He is a three-year-old son of War Chant, who is a half-brother to Juniper Pass, the dual Gr.2 winner.
  • Trainer Mick Appleby bought Khajaaly who is a three  time winning gelding by Kheleyf for £2,600 from Harraton Stud.
  • Appleby also bought a winning four-year-old son of Acclamation called Eurystheus for £7,200. He is a full-brother to Sweepstake, a dual Gr.3-placed and Listed winner.
  • Tom Malone paid £7,000 for the bumper winner, Yes Daddy, who was also a runner-up in a maiden hurdle for Tim Vaughan. He is by Golan and he is a half brother to Listed Ascot bumper winner Captain Cutter.
  • Tim Vaughan also sold Bob Will to Tom Malone for £4,600. He is by Bob’s Return and has won chases in 2011 and 2012 but not this year. 
  • Anthony Stroud Bloodstock bought Patsy Finnegan, a winning chaser by Sir Harry Lewis for £7,000 from Barbury Castle Stables.
  • Anthony Stroud also bought Hi Vic from Bridgehill Stud for £7,500. This Old Vic is a winning point-to-pointer and also a winning chaser.