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Selective trade at Cheltenham sale

ONLY around half of the lots offered at Brightwells' second October Sale at Cheltenham racecourse on Friday night found new homes as the figures showed big declines on last year.

Charles O'Brien's Roscommon bumper winner Kick For Touch made the dearest price when knocked down to Gerry Hogan for £45,000 while the standout of those with pointing form was De Faoithesdream.

The five-year-old won an 18-runner maiden at Rathcannon on September 25 and is set to join Evan Williams after realising £30,000.

Brightwells' headof bloodstock Matt Mitchell admitted that trade had been selective at times with only 18 of the 37 offered finding new homes.

"We can only sell the horses we have and the market reflected the quality of horse we had on offer, it was a selective trade," said Mitchell.

"It may not have helped that the National Hunt season has not got properly underway but we will look forward to our next sale at Cheltenham in November."





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