The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that while there was another day of turmoil in the economic market in Britain on Tuesday, trading at the opening session to TattersallsOctober Yearling Sale was remarkably resilient, thanks in no small part to Sheikh Mohammed, who bought 17 lots for 3,085,000gns through John Ferguson.

With this year’s sale reduced from four days to three, Tattersalls did not issue comparative figures, but the 114,227gns average was down just one percent on last year’s opening day with a larger catalogue.

The 80,000gns median fell by 7.5 percent and the 15,078,000gns turnover rose by 3.5 percent.

An Oasis Dream half-brother to dual 1000 Guineas heroine Finsceal Beo (Mr. Greeley) topped the Sheikh’s spending when making 500,000gns.

Three of the top 10 lots were by Galileo.