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€150,000 Presenting gelding falls to Magnier

Earlier, a superb son of Presenting has lit up the second and concluding session of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale after falling to M V Magnier for €150,000 - a mark which comfortably surpassed Thursday €130,000 sale toppers.

Sold by Ken Parkhill's Castletown Quarry Stud, the gelding (Lot 300) was expected to be one of the stars of the sale and he did not disappoint as the bidding quickly swept into six figures before Magnier outlasted Kevin Ross and, lastly, Russell McNabb.

The three-year-old is a half-brother to the promising bumper winner Tasitiocht and they are out of a half-sister to the Champion Hurdle-winning siblings of Morley Street and Granville Again.

Friday's second session has proved a more subdued one than Thursday's.

Margaret O'Toole secured the fifth six figure purchase of the 2012 Derby Sale when she went to €105,000 for a son of Kayf Tara (Lot 305) from Goldford Stud. The prolific agent saw off several different challenges for the third-year-old who is the first foal out of an unraced half-sister to classy chaser and Grade 1 Drinmore Novice Chase scorer Watson Lake.

The Favourites Racing team had to settle for the runner-up position on yesterday's €130,000 Network gelding but they did secure a fine son of Sholokhov for €70,000. Sold by Ballincurrig House Stud, the relation to the Triumph Hurdle winner Spectroscope (Lot 328) shares his sire with Don Cossack whose three bumper wins last season marked him out as one of the most exciting jumping prospects in the country.

 

 

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