Michelangelo Tattersalls Millions 3YO Cup

Michelangelo winning the £150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Cup


Sire – Dam - Broodmare Sire: Galileo - Intrigued - Darshaan
Race Name: £150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3YO Cup
Racecourse, Country: Newmarket, UK
Owner: B E Nielsen
Breeder: Denford Stud And Balmerino Bloodstock
Trainer: John Gosden
Vendor: Denford Stud
Purchaser: C Gordon-Watson Bloodstock
Sale Price: 550,000 guineas

The last race in the 2011/12 Tattersalls Millions Series, The £150,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-y-o Cup, was won by the bang in form John Gosden-trained and William Buick ridden, Michelangelo, the 10/11 favourite.

The three-year-old colt tracked the field for the first half of the race and burst into the lead two furlongs from home and whilst Frankie Dettori on Cameron Highland battled for a while he was never able to challenge the odds on favourite, who won very easily with the first two home well clear of the third horse, the Clive Brittain-trained Miblish.

John Gosden, trainer of Michelangelo, commented: “This is a great series for two and three year olds with fantastic prize money on offer. Michelangelo has done it well over an inadequate trip and he will now step up in distance and go for the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and then the Great Voltigeur at York.”

Michelangelo was purchased as a yearling at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by Charlie Gordon-Watson on behalf of Bjorn Nielsen for 550,000 guineas from the draft of Prince Faisal Salman’s Denford Stud.

The Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1 takes place from October 10th – 12th.