Excellent trade on Day Three of the November NH Sale
Selling stepped up a gear for day three of the Tattersalls Ireland November Sale with foals selling on the second day of the foal sale for a median of €18,000, an increase of 13 per cent, an average of €21,985, a rise of one per cent and an aggregate of €4,287,000 which witnessed an increase of four per cent. The clearance rate was 75 per cent which was comparable to 2017 figures.
Headlining the day was a colt by leading sire of the sale so far, Walk In The Park (Lot 733
). A half-brother to the Gr.1 Drinmore Novice Chase winner Coney Island and from the further family of racing greats Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, the Yellowford Stud offering was sold to Aiden Murphy for €80,000.
Frank Motherway of Yellowford Farm reflected on a successful sale; "We had a nice consignment with our best foals reserved for this evening. We are delighted with the prices we got for our two Walk In The Park colts. We didn't expect that, we are really chuffed.
"There was a great atmosphere in the ring which must be encouraging for the breeders with better quality mares for next year's foaling and breeding season.
Murphy was also purchaser of the second highest purchase of the day, a May-born Walk In The Park colt from Woodhouse Stud also sold for €72,000 (Lot 562
"He is a great walking foal with a good pedigree," said Murphy. "He will be back for resale as a three-year-old." Of the sire, Murphy added: "I haven't bought many by him yet, but he is a high-class stallion and has done well from lesser books."
€70,000 secured the Rahinston Stud consigned Saint des Saints colt (Lot 639
). An own brother to Gr.1 placed Burrows Saint, he was sold to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and commenting on the purchase, agent Matt Coleman said; "He's been bought to race for Clive Boultbee-Brooks. I thought he was the best foal today, a very good-looking and athletic Saint des Saints whose full brother is a smart horse for Willie Mullins. The sire continues to produce top class performers like Saint Calvados and Djakadam."
Sarah Faulks from Yeo Barton Stud, who sold the Saint des Saints colt also reacted to today's sale; "We haven't sold foals at Tattersalls Ireland since 2012 where we got €50,000 for a Presenting colt and after the very good store sales earlier this year, we wanted to send some foals to Fairyhouse again. The three foals we had here today realised €125,000 and we are thrilled with the results, which surpassed our expectations; I want to thank everyone for making it happen."
Theatre Girl was a very useful racemare, winning on three occasions and boasting multiple black-type performances. To date, her progeny has produced winners and black-type results and this was noted by Dick Frisby whose determined bidding secured the colt by Martaline from Goldford Stud for €70,000 (Lot 725
Commenting on the purchase, JJ Friby, Dick's son said;
"He was the pick of the sale. He is by a great stallion, a top-class broodmare and complemented that with a great walk. We couldn't let him go. He will return as a three-year-old to the Derby Sale."
Ben Case standing with Kevin and Anna Ross claimed the final bid and secured Lot 731
, the Kenilworth House Stud consigned son of Shantou for €70,000. The colt is out of a daughter to the multiple Graded winner Bilboa.
Anna Ross, who was delighted with the purchase, said; "He was the individual of the sale. He is by a top sire and from a great pedigree. He is for a UK client and will be for resale as a three-year-old."
The November NH Sale continues tomorrow, Wednesday 14 November at 10am.
: Strong trade continues for offspring of the UK based sire Kayf Tara. Out of the Listed winning dam Joanne One, Richard Frisby pays €58,000 for the Railstown Stud consigned colt.
: Kayf Tara has proved popular at today's sale. The Whitebarn Stud offered colt to of Anna Magdalena, a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Colonel Braxton who won six races including the Champion Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse, is sold to Ballygriffin Farm for €60,000.
: The Walk In The Park colt out of Millys Gesture from Yellowford Farm heads to agent Aiden Murphy. The May born colt, who is a half-brother to GR.2 winner & Gr.1 placed CONEY ISLAND is sold for €80,000.
: Ben Case standing with agent Kevin Ross & his wife Anna sign for the son of Shantou from Kenilworth House Stud. The colt is out of Bisoguet who is a daughter of seven-time winner & multiple Graded performer BILBOA & is sold for €70,000.
Anna Ross, who was delighted with the purchase, said;
“He was the individual of the sale. He is by a top sire and from a great pedigree. He is for a UK client and will be for resale as a three-year-old.”
: €70,000 is the price tag for the Goldford Stud consigned son of Martaline out of three-time winning & multiple Listed placed dam Theatre Girl. The colt is sold to Dick Frisby.
Commenting on the purchase, JJ Friby, Dick’s son said;
“He was the pick of the sale. He is by a great stallion, a top-class broodmare and complemented that with a great walk. We couldn’t let him go. He will return as a three-year-old to the Derby Sale.”
: Leading sire so far, Walk In The Park continues to prove popular. His son, out of China Sky & a half-brother to Nicky Henderson's three-time winner Champ sells to Richard Rohan for €52,000.
The colt was consigned by Sunnyhill Stud.
: By Kayf Tara & an own brother to Listed placed Two Swallows from Goldford Stud, a colt out of Listed winner ONE GULP sells to Pat Fallon for €60,000.
: Soldier Of Fortune progeny are proving popular this week and this trend continues as agent Aiden Murphy secures the Galbertstown Stud consigned colt for €68,000.
The late April born colt is out of Kallerina who is a half-sister to the dual Champion Bumper winner FAYONAGH.
: The Ballincurrig House Stud consigned colt, the property of Quill Farm is knocked down to Timmy Hillman for €47,000.
By Kayf Tara, the colt is out if Raise You Five, a three-time winner for Jonjo O'Neill & is from the further family of HEY BIG SPENDER & MISS ORCHESTRA.
: Ben Case is a regular face at Tattersalls Ireland & after being underbidder on Lot 639
, he secures the son of the Blue Bresil who stands in the UK at Yorton Farm. The half-brother to Paul Nicholls Listed 2nd Warriors Tale was knocked down for €65,000.
: €70,000 secures the Rahinston Stud consigned Saint des Saints colt. The own brother to Gr.1 placed Burrows Saint is knocked down to Stroud Coleman Bloodstock.
Commenting on the purchase, agent Matt Coleman said; "He's been bought to race for Clive Boultbee-Brooks. I thought he was the best foal today, a very good-looking and athletic Saint des Saints whose full brother is a smart horse for Willie Mullins. The sire continues to produce top class performers like Saint Calvados and Djakadam."
; French breeds proving popular at Tattersalls Ireland November NH Sale. The son of Costal Path out of Parita, an own sister to Gr.2 winner GRAND SEIGNEUR & dam of Gr.3 winner LE TOINY from Ballyreddin Stud is sold to NH Bloodstock for €40,000.
: Already named Kap Chidley, the son of Kapgarde out of Savage River, a half-sister to Hammersly Lake from Ballyreddin Stud sells to Ian Ferguson for €57,000.
Kevin and Anna Ross go to €33,000 for the Mount Nelson colt out of South Africa.
She was a winner herself in France, and is a half-sister to the Prix Maurice Gillois 4yo Grand Steeplechase (G1) winner Top Of The Sky.
the battle for the first foal out of the dual NHF winner and Grade 3-placed hurdler Storm Away (Kalinisi) was won by Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables.
Sold by Millroad Farm, the colt is by Champs Elysees, whose progeny have been very well received this week.
It is the first crop produced since the son of Danehill transferred from Banstead Manor in Newmarket to stand at Castle Hyde Stud for the 2017 covering season.
also from Russelltown Stud and from the same family – this time out of No More Storms, a Presenting full-sister to No More Heroes – this Sholokhov colt fetches €30,000.
Walter Connors goes to €30,000 for the Mount Nelson colt from Russellstown Stud, bred by Peter Downes.
The colt is out of What A Princess, the Alderbrook half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Fiveforthree, the Grade 2 winner Celestial Gold and to What A Mewsment, dam of the Grade 1 winner Klepht and of the Listed winner Welsh Shadow and performer Whatdjazz.
Another half-sister What A Breeze is dam of No More Heroes, winner of the Drinmore Novices Chase (G1).
Springmount Stud was the successful bidder.
the May-born Walk In The Park colt from Woodhouse Stud is bought by Aiden Murphy for €72,000.
"He is a great walking foal with a good pedigree," said Murphy. "He will be back for resale as a three-year-old."
Of the sire, Murphy added: "I haven't bought many by him yet, but he is a high-class stallion and has done well from lesser books."
The colt's dam Eireann Rose (Flemensfirth) is an own-sister to the Grade 3 chase winner Emily Gray, who also won two Listed chases.
The fourth dam is Rose Ravine, who is also third dam of Lot 374
, a colt by Blue Bresil from Rahinston Farm who sold for €30,000 yesterday.
Lot 543 and Lot 544:
the closely related pair by Getaway make €31,000 and €34,000 apiece.
Both are sold by Redmarble Farm with Lot 543
being out of Gales Hill (Beau Sher), the dam of the Grade 2 NHF winner Ballybolley, while Lot 544
is out of Sagabolley, a half-sister to Ballybolley.
The family's big star performer is Limestone Lad, the winner of 34 races, four times successful in Grade 1 hurdles. He was also placed over fences at Grade 1 level.
progeny by the sire Mount Nelson pick up from where they left off yesterday... this colt by the Boardsmill Stud-based sire makes €34,000, bought by Dennis Cummins.
Sold by Springfield Stud, the colt is out of the winning mare Liz's D'Estruval (Presenting), the dam of one previous foal. She is a half-sister to Abbyssial (Beneficial), winner of the Champion 4yo Hurdle (G1).
out of Last Theatre (King's Theatre), who was placed on the Flat in the Listed Ballycullen Stakes, and a half-brother to Wholestone (Craigsteel), a three-time Grade 2 hurdle winner at Cheltenham, this Shirocco colt from Cloney Stud makes €30,000.
The colt is also from the further family of the Gold Cup (G1) winner Bobs Worth. He is bought today by Ian Ferguson.
becomes the Day 3 first lot to fetch over €30,000 or more when selling to Peter Vaughan of Moanmore Stables for €30,000.
Kevin and Anna Ross were the underbidders on the Shantou colt sold by Grangecam Stud.
The March colt is a half-brother to the Kim Bailey-trained promising four-year-old Balleticon (Arakan), who has twice finished second in bumpers, including just five days ago.
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Colt by Soldier Of Fortune headlines day one of foals at the November NH Sale
Colts by Soldier Of Fortune dominated the first day of the November NH Foal Sale achieving the top two prices of €63,000 and €52,000.
A busy ring greeted the Chancery Stables offered son of the Beeches Stud sire and the February-born foal (Lot 312
) lived up to expectations selling for the session's top price. Underbidder was Tim Hyde, but the successful purchaser was pinhooker Mark Dwyer of Oaks Farm.
"He was my pick of the day," said Dwyer. "I have been following Soldier Of Fortune and he looks as though he is making it. This horse has a pedigree and, yes there is a promising sort to run with Noel Meade, but he has got to run yet!"
Robbie O'Callaghan of the Wexford-based Chancery Stables commented;
"The very first horse I bought for €1,000 and resold for €5,000 funded the purchase of the grand-dam Bells Walk Run," recalled O'Callaghan. "She has gone to be a good mare for me - many of her progeny have sold well, she produced Time For Rupert and I have four sisters to him at home. Bells Walks Day is back in-foal to Soldier Of Fortune - he is an Irish Derby winner, is a very good-walking horse and is a very commercial stallion."
Purchaser Adrian Costello of Park Farm was another full of compliments about the 14-year-old Galileo sire after spending €52,000 on the Limekiln Stud-offered colt out of Hear The Thunder (Lot 383
"I have seen a lot of horses by the sire in France, and I like his progeny a lot," said Costello. "They all have good temperaments. This horse has a great page and will be for resale."
Chancery Stables also sold two lots by the popular dual-purpose sire Mount Nelson, headed by the colt out of Garryduff Eile (Lot 311
). JK Bloodstock spent €45,000 on the colt and John Dwan reported of the acquisition: "He is a good-walking colt and is a half-brother to a smart horse, he will be back here for resale
Pinhooker Timmy Hillman, who was described by the auctioneer as "resilient", got reward for his perseverance when successfully buying the session's top price filly for €32,000 (Lot 411
"I just thought she is a star," said Hillman of the daughter of leading sire Kayf Tara. "I wouldn't always buy a filly, but she is lovely, she has a great walk and is by the right sire. She will be for resale."
Offered by Ballincurrig House Stud, the February-born foal is from a real fillies' family - she is the second offspring out of the talented Listed-winning mare Golden Gael, a daughter of Generous and a half-sister to another talented mare, Bitofapuzzle. She won the Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novices Hurdle (G1).
Hillman was the busiest purchaser of the session buying five lots for a total spend of €113,000.
The first session of foals concluded with an aggregate for the day's sale of €1,677,050, an average price of €11,728 and a median of €8,500.
Selling starts for Day 3 of the November NH Sale, the second session of the foal sale, at 10am.
the Walk In The Park colt out of Oscar Ladensa, the own-sister to the Punchestown Champion Chase (G1), Melling Chase (G1) and Punchestown Novice Chase (G1) winner Gods Own, who was also six-time placed in Grade 1 chases, is bought for €20,000.
MML Bloodstock was the successful purchaser.
Peter Nolan Bloodstock turns purchaser from consignor - goes to €20,000 for Lisnagar Paddocks-offered Milan colt out of an own-sister to the Grade 2 winner Flight Leader.
the Walk In The Park colt from the Day 1 evening draft consigned by Peter Nolan Bloodstock fetches €23,000, bought by Stone Farm/Orchardstown Farms.
Bred by Ms Maria Kavanagh, the colt is a half-brother to two winners, including Madison To Monroe, a maiden hurdle winner in May for trainer Jessica Harrington and third in a Listed hurdle in October.
Lot 424 and Lot 431:
two lots by Walk In the Park in strong demand.
Bushertown buys Lot 424
, a filly out of Aure Antique, winning chaser in France and a half-sister to Petit Robin, a seven-time winner and Grade 2 placed over fences.
, a colt out of Glor Na Gaoithe (Presenting), a half-sister to the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novice Chase winner Royal Vacation, sells for €33,000.
The March foal is a half-brother to January's NHF race winner Squadron Commander.
He was bought by Pat McCarthy.
pinhook purchaser Timmy Hillman, who was described by the auctioneer as "resilient", got reward for his perseverance when successfully buying this Kayf Tara filly for €32,000, the top price given for a filly so far.
"I just thought she was a star," said Hillman. "I wouldn't always buy a filly, but she is lovely, she has a great walk and is by the right sire. She will be for resale."
She is the second foal out of the talented Listed-winning mare Golden Gael, a daughter of Generous and a half-sister to another talented mare in Bitofapuzzle. She won the Irish Stallion Farms Mares Novices Hurdle (G1).
another well-related Walk In The Park colt sells for €30,000, this time a bay colt from Erenagh House out of an unraced half-sister to the 15-time winner and Champion Hurdler (G1), Brave Inca.
Rahinston Stud sells the Walk In The Park colt, related to the 22-time winner Sizing Europe for €30,000.
Glenvale Stud was the successful purchaser for the April colt out of the winning hurdles mare Until Forever (Robin Des Champs).
"He was the stand-out lot for me today," said Adrian Costello after spending €52,000 on the Soldier Of Fortune colt out of Hear The Thunder (Presenting) sold by Limekiln Stud.
"I have seen a lot by the sire in France, and I like his progeny a lot. They all have good temperaments.
"This horse has a great page and will be for resale," added Costello.
The colt is out of own-sister to the four-time Grade 1 winner Yorkhill, from the deep black-type family of The Listener, Offshore Account, Distant Thunder, Fork Lightning and Gallant Oscar.
Soldier Of Fortune is now resident at the Beeches Stud, but retired to stud to stand at Haras Du Logis Saint Germain until 2015.
Paul Cashman of Rathbarry Stud goes to €30,000 for the son of Blue Bresil, sold by Rahinston Stud.
He is out of the NHF race and hurdle winner Rose Revived, a half-sister to Twelve Roses, runner-up in the Pendil Novices Chase (G2), and from the family of very talented Stayers' Hurdle winner, Rose Ravine.
It is the second lot by the sire bought by Rathbarry today, the farm having already spent €20,000 on Lot 359
from Peel Hall Stables.
The stallion, a son of Smadoun, moved to stand at Yorton Farm in Shropshire in 2016.
a busy ring greeted this Soldier Of Fortune colt, the third in the day one draft from Chancery Stables, and the February-born foal did not disappoint selling for €63,000. Underbidder was Tim Hyde, but the successful purchaser was pinhooker Mark Dwyer of Oaks Farm.
"He was my pick of the sale," said Dwyer. "I have been following Soldier Of Fortune and he looks as though he is making it.
"This horse has a pedigree and yes there is a promising sort to run with Noel Meade, but he has got to run yet!"
The colt's dam Bell Walks Day is a Flemensfirth own-sister to the World Hurdle (G1) runner-up Time For Rupert and they are from the family of Jet Rules and Jet Tabs.
The "promising" horse in training with Meade is Minella Fair, another by Flemensfirth and full-brother to Time For Rupert.
A seven-year-old, he is a dual winner over hurdles and is rated 138. He is entered in a beginners' chase at Fairyhouse this week and holds an entry in the 2m4f Drinmore Novice Chase (G1) at the beginning of December.
Bells Walk Day was bred by Robbie O'Callaghan of the Wexford-based Chancery Stables.
"The very first horse I bought for €1,000 and resold for €5,000 funded the purchase of the grand-dam Bells Walk Run," said O'Callaghan. "She has gone to be a good mare for me – many of her progeny have sold well and she produced Time For Rupert – I have four sisters to him at home.
"She is back in-foal to Soldier Of Fortune - he is a Derby winner, is a very good-walking horse and very commercial at present."
Of his draft of three, O'Callaghan said: "I am delighted with how they sold – they were going well here and I knew I had some of the right people interested."
Lot 310 and Lot 311:
two colts by Mount Nelson and both sold by Chancery Farm attract attention and start off a good draft of three for the consignor.
The first in the ring is bought by Rathmore Stud for €30,000, the second fetched €45,000.
The Wexford-based Jim Rochford, breeder of Lot 310
, said: "That's a very pleasing result. I bred the mare and she is not the biggest so that influenced the decision to go to Mount Nelson. She is back in-foal to him, he is a good sire."
The mare Coppenagh Lady, a daughter of Golden Flower and a half-sister to Boychuk and Golden Chieftain, is dam of the good runner Off The Charts.
John Dwan of JK Bloodstock said of Lot 311
: "He is a good-walking colt and a half-brother to a smart horse, he will be back here for resale."
The colt is out of the Oscar mare Garryduff Eile, a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner Dromlease Express and to the Grade 2 winner Aunt Nora. She is dam of Party Rock, a Grade 3 hurdles winner at Aintree.
a chestnut colt by Mount Nelson is bought by Timmy Hillman for €32,000.
He is out of the Bob Back mare Wyndham Roberta, a half-sister to two black-type performers, as well as the dam of Champagne West, winner of the Thyestes Chase (G1).
It is the talented family of Shannon Spray, Eirespray, One Knight, Direct Access, Death Dut, Sunset Lodge and Foxrock.
the foals by Telescope are really catching the buyers' eyes this morning - this colt selling for €30,000 to Peter Moloney, who signed for Rathmore Stud.
This colt is a half-brother to the two-time Grade 2 winner, Killala Quay, who is trained by Charlie Longsdon and was successful in a handicap chase off 139.
the son of Califet sold by Sean Staunton is bought by Gerry Hogan Bloodstock for €22,000.
The April-born colt is the second foal out of the Saffron Walden mare Touched By Angels. She has yet to have a runner, but this year's three-year-old by Shantou was boguht by Monbeg Stables for €62,000 at the Derby Sale.
Touched By Angels is a half-sister to the Grade 1 hurdle winner and Grade 1 placed chaser Morning Assembly.
There are four further lots by the sire catalogued this week - one colt and three fillies.
the Telescope foal sold by Shade Oak Stud is bought by Flash Conroy of Glenvale Stud for €30,000.
The athletic colt is out of Frosted Grape (Kheleyf), who was trained by David Pipe to win five races and reach a career-high rating of 132.
He is the most expensive by the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes-winning sire sold at Tattersalls Ireland to date.
A son of Galileo, Telescope has another four lots catalogued and due to sell this week.
the Westerner colt from Tom Coughlan fetches €31,000, bought by Park Farm.
He is out of the one-time hurdles winner Davids Jewel (King's Theatre), a half-sister to The Green Lady, a NHF winne, a hurdles winner and Grade 3 placed.
He is from the good family of the SunAlliance Novices Hurdle winner Ten Plus and Grade 1 hurdle and chase winner Feathered Leader.
Selling starts at 10am
Yearlings, two and three-year-old store horses
Son of the late Fame And Glory tops day one of the November NH Sale
A yearling gelding by the late Fame And Glory (Lot 152
) topped day one of the November NH Sale when selling to Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables for €42,000.
"He is good sort and will be for resale as a three-year-old, hopefully at the Derby Sale," said Collins of the Peter Nolan Bloodstock-consigned gelding. "His sire has done well and I think his sire Montjeu is becoming a significant sire of sires, while I like Oscar as a broodmare sire."
At this year's Derby Sale, Fame And Glory led the sires' table by aggregate, while his progeny sold at an average price of €82,909 with a top price of €185,000.
First-time Tattersalls Ireland consignors William Tilley and daughter Tuffy Tilley were more than satisfied with the sale of their Bluegate Stud-consigned Kayf Tara gelding for €37,000 to regular Tattersalls Ireland buyer Richard Frisby (Lot 123
The Cheshire-based Tuffy Tilley, a former event rider, said: "Dad bought the mare Captivating Tyna to do a little bit of breeding. We put the Nomadic Way older brother Monthyne into training with Warren Greatrex and he won in the spring. We have others we want to train so needed to raise some funds so we decided to sell this horse,he has been brought up in Wales, 1,000ft up and not far from Snowdonia!
"I train eventer Louise Lyons, and she is partner to Nicky Teehan of Bluegate Stud so we sent him to Bluegate to prep and then bring him here - it has really worked out well, we are delighted."
The turnover for the session was €798,200 for 78 lots sold at an average price of €10,104 and a median of €5,000.
The National Hunt Yearling Section concluded on an aggregate of €772,300, an average of €12,259 and a median of €8,000 for the 63 lots sold.
Day two of the November NH Sale begins tomorrow at 10am with the first session of national hunt foals on offer.
from the first-crop of dual-purpose sire Kingston Hill and out of the Oasis Dream mare Celestial Dream, this bay March-born gelding makes €27,000.
Sold by Miltown Park Stud and bought by Timmy Hillman, the gelding is a half-brother to five winners, including The Last Marju, a winner on the Flat, over hurdles and fences. He was also placed in a Grade 3 chase at Galway and since the catalogue was published has finished third in the Like A Butterfly Novices Chase (G3) at Tipperary.
The second dam is the Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) winner Lochangel and it is the family of the champion Lochsong.
Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stables goes to €42,000 for the Peter Nolan Bloodstock-consigned yearling gelding by the late Fame And Glory.
"He is good sort, and will be for resale as a three-year-old, hopefully the Derby Sale ," said Collins. "His sire has done well – he needs to keep it up but he can't do any more than he has done.
"I have a couple of yearlings by him at home. I think his sire Montjeu is becoming a significant sire of sires, while I like Oscar as a broodmare sire."
Meditur, a son of Turgeon and consigned by Ballyreddin Stud, is bought by James Mernagh for €35,000.
He is a first foal out of the Sagamix mare Medimix, a half-sister to Medinas, winner of the Long Distance Hurdle (G2).
first-time Tattersalls Ireland consignors William Tilley and daughter Tuffy Tilley are more than satisfied with the sale of their Kayf Tara gelding for €37,000 to Richard Frisby.
The Cheshire-based Tuffy Tilley, a former eventer, said: "Dad bought the mare Captivating Tyna to do a little bit of breeding.
"We put the Nomadic Way older brother Monthyne into training with Warren Greatrex and he won in the spring. We have others we want to train so needed to raise some funds so we decided to sell this horse - he has been brought up in Wales, a 1000ft up not far from Snowdonia!
"I train eventer Louise Lyons, and she is partner to Nicky Teehan of Bluegate Stud so we sent him to Bluegate to prep and then bring him here - it has really worked out well."
Teehan added: "The horse has been really straightforward all the way through his prep, and is a wonderful mover. He has been very busy this morning."
the young Robin Des Champs sire Cokoriko has just one catalogued this week, and the gelding, already named Hadeux Cmieux, found favour with buyers eventually selling to Ryan Mahon for €35,000.
The sire stands at Haras de Cercy in France, and his leading performer so far is Polirico, winner of the Grade 2 Prix Congress at Auteuil a week ago.
Flying Startandco also won a Listed hurdle at the same track in September.
He had two horses sell at this June's Derby Sale headed by Fakiera, bought by Aidan O'Ryan for €50,000.