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UK Tatts HIT Day-1: $494k Leningrad
Saudi Arabian agent Saad Al Qahtani (buying on behalf of Prince Faisal) out-bid Dubai-based trainer Satish Seemar & paid 190,000 guineas (A$494,000) for 3YO Montjeu colt Leningrad (consigned from Michael Bell's Fitzroy House Stables). Leningrad was considered a Derby prospect earlier in the season & carried a Timeform rating of 102. Al Qahtani indicated Leningrad will target the King's Cup in Riyadh in late February.