Hamdan Al Maktoum bought two, including the sire's most expensive lot, a $700,000 colt from the family of Hold That Tiger
, while Japan's Nobutaka Tada and the Qatar-based Al Shahania Stud each purchased one Distorted Humor yearling.
O'Brien, previously successful in this race with Giant's Causeway (1999), Rock Of Gibraltar (2001) and Hold That Tiger
(2002), said: 'He got held up after he won his Group Two at the Curragh and we were a bit worried about his fitness.
I'M disappointed that I won't be on HOLD THAT TIGER
for his Classic bid at Santa Anita today.
Horses (and jockeys, if announced) expected to be entered Wednesday morning for the Classic: Congaree (Pat Valenzuela), Dynever (Corey Nakatani), Evening Attire (John Velazquez), Funny Cide (Julie Krone), Hold That Tiger
, Medaglia d'Oro (Jerry Bailey), Perfect Drift (Gary Stevens), Pleasantly Perfect (Alex Solis), Ten Most Wanted (Pat Day) and Volponi (Jose Santos).
Breeders' Cup Classic; Coral: 10-3 Medaglio D'Oro, 7-2 Perfect Drift, 4-1 Ten Most Wanted, 6-1 Congaree, Falbrav, 8-1 Pleasantly Perfect, 10-1 Hold That Tiger
, 12-1 Funny Cide, Peace Rules, 14-1 Volponi, 20-1 Grand Hombre, 25-1 Weightless, Dynever, Evening Attire, 33-1 Tenpins, 40-1 Atswhatimtalkinbout.
He has ridden regularly in the past for Ballydoyle, winning the Group One Grand CriteriumLucien Barriere on Hold That Tiger
last Oct obe r.
Aiden O'Brien will be bidding for his fourth straight win the race run round the Old Mile with France, Hold That Tiger
and Statue Of Liberty.
His six others among 31 acceptors are Alberto Giacometti, Balestrini, Handel, Hold That Tiger
, Solskjaer and The Great Gatsby.
HOLD THAT TIGER
can give Aidan O'Briena third Sagitta 2000 Guineas success at Newmarket today.
Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien, who supplied last year's first and second in the 2,000 Guineas, has six horses in the pounds 320,000 contest over the Rowley Mile headed by hot ante-post favourite Hold That Tiger
There will be no Stoute bid on Saturday, but Hold That Tiger
carries the hopes of Ballydoyle.
Aidan O'Brien, the master of Ballydoyle, houses ante-post favourite Hold That Tiger
, plus a host of other possibles in a bid to follow up last season's remarkable one-two in the Guineas.