Toofi

TOOFI WINS £100,000 TATTERSALLS MILLIONS MEDIAN AUCTION TROPHY FOR ROGER VARIAN

Horses Name: Toofi (FR)
Sire – Dam - Broodmare Sire: Henrythenavigator (USA) — Silver Bark (Royal Applause)
Race Name: £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy
Racecourse, Country: Newmarket, UK
Owner: Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar
Breeder: Sudstrom Team Hogdala A B
Trainer: Roger Varian
Vendor: Coulonces Consignment
Purchaser: Tony Nerses
Sale Price: 220,000 guineas

The Roger Varian-trained TOOFI stormed to victory under William Buick in the £100,000 Tattersalls Millions Median Auction Trophy. The son of Henrythenavigator was bought by Tony Nerses for Kuwait-based owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar from the 2012 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

Trainer Roger Varian commented,

“We’ve always liked this horse. His runs in maidens were very good, he was third at Ascot when he was a bit green and got beaten by a smart horse on the July course a little while ago. We had to give him a bit of time as he wasn’t 100% like some of the other horses through August, but we are really pleased at the way he has trained the last two weeks and this has been the target for a month or so. He’s got some big race entries and he is also in another Tattersalls Millions race in a couple of weeks. William thinks he will stay 7 furlongs but we enjoyed today and we’ll get him home and make sure he checks over healthy and sound. He will have one more run before the end of the season. He likes this good ground and so we’d hope for a dry time up until his next start.”

JALLOTA, trained by Mick Channon was second and MUIR LODGE was third for Andrew Balding.

The two remaining races in this year’s Tattersalls Millions 2YO race series are the £500,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Trophy and the £300,000 Tattersalls Millions 2YO Fillies’ Trophy which both take place at Newmarket Rowley Mile on Saturday 5th October.

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, featuring the only yearlings eligible for next year’s series takes place from 8th – 10th October.

2013-09-21