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Once more for Whatmore

Schiaparelli’s prolific son strikes at Bangor; Kayf Tara colt sells for €80,000 at Fairyhouse

Already a three-time winner over hurdles, Whatmore added another victory to his tally on Wednesday in the 2m4f hurdle at Bangor for Henry Daly and his syndicate of owners.

The six-year-old son of Schiaparelli was bred by E R Hanbury and is out of the Poliglote mare Polymiss.

Placed in a bumper at four, Whatmore notched his first win at Aintree last year and followed that up with victories at Bangor and Warwick during a successful season. He’s been out twice so far this season, finishing third, beaten just three lengths in the G3 Silver Trophy Hurdle at Chepstow on 13 October.

Away from the races, the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale is in full swing. There was a good result for Julie Thomas of Broadwell Stud who, through Ballincurrig House Stud, sold a Kayf Tara colt out of the French Listed-placed mare Lecon Benefique for €80,000. The dam is a half-sister to Fairmead Princess, who has also been successfully mated with Kayf Tara to produce Mozoltov, the G1 Champion bumper winner and Grade 2-winning hurdler and chaser.

JJ Frisby, who bought the weanling on behalf of his father Richard, said: “We've been lucky with the sire before and this colt has a great walk. He is closely related to Mozoltov and he was our pick of today.”