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Kayf Tara shines on track and at sales

Weanling tops third day of foal trade at Tattersalls Ireland
13 November 2015

Kayf Tara has enjoyed a purple patch at the races over the last nine days, with six winners, including a treble at Chepstow and a double at Lingfield.

The Martin Keighley-trained Solstice Star was involved in both the treble and the double, winning a two-mile handicap hurdle on 4 November in the hands of Killian Moore then giving Tom Queally a day to remember by coming back six days later to strike in the Flat Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Lingfield. The five-year-old gelding was bred by David Allen and is out of the Presenting mare Clover Green.

Completing the Lingfield double on Tuesday was Justanothermuddle, who recorded his third victory from just six lifetime starts for Sheena West when winning the 2m4f novices’ hurdle under Marc Goldstein. Bred by Saloop Ltd, the grey gelding has also won bumpers at Newbury and Chepstow.

Four-year-old gelding Tapaculo gave breeder Aiden Murphy and trainer Philip Hobbs yet more success with Kayf Tara when winning the maiden hurdle at Chepstow on just his second start. That same day, six-year-old, Javert, opened his winning account in style at the course when landing the two-mile novice chase by six lengths for trainer Emma Lavelle and the Axom Syndicate.

Javert was bred by Cleaboy Stud, who, in association with Coppice Farm, were responsible for Kay Tara’s top lot during Thursday’s session of the Tattersalls Ireland November sale at Fairyhouse. The March-born colt is a son of Mademoiselle Etoile, a Bob Back half-sister to the top-class jumper Accordion Etoile and sold to Brown Island Stables for €53,000.

Also on Thusrday, Kayf Tara notched yet another winner when Blu Cavalier saluted the judge in the Taunton bumper on his second racecourse appearance for owner-breeders Angela and W Tincknell.

Kayf Tara is once again out in front in the sires’ table for British jump stallions and is in fifth place of active National Hunt sires in Britain and Ireland with 39 winners on the board this season.