Ardad had just five yearlings catalogued for Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and his offspring recorded some pretty sensational results, with all five sold for an average price of 126,000gns, some 20 times his covering fee in 2019 of £6,500.

The most expensive of the quintet was The Countess of Rothes’s filly out of the Dark Angel mare Be My Angel. A strong first foal, she sold for 190,000gns through Jenny Norris of Norris Bloodstock (pictured) and will be trained by James Horton for John Dance.

Shrewd breeze-up pinhooker Brendan Holland of Grove Stud went to 150,000gns for the full-brother to Group 3 winner Eve Lodge from Britton House Stud, while Bickmarsh Stud sold a colt and a filly for 115,000gns and 75,000gns, to Robert Moss and Nigel Tinkler respectively.

Last but by no means least was a good pinhook for Michael Fitzpatrick of Kilminfoyle House Stud, who bought a colt out of Wild Mimosa from our Overbury Stud draft at the foal sale last December for 26,000gns. He was resold on Wednesday for 100,000gns to Woodhurst Construction.

Overbury Stud consigned just one yearling to Book 2, a Showcasing colt out of Pacifica Highway, and he too brought an excellent return when sold to Anthony Stroud for 200,000gns.

Congratulations and best of luck to all breeders, pinhookers and purchasers who have put their faith in our stock and our stallion.