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Browne buys €70,000 Marmalade colt to breeze

Lot 196 - A colt from the first crop of the European champion Duke Of Marmalade is now leading the way after he was bought by Willie Browne for €70,000.

The last great son of Danehill, Duke Of Marmalade carried all before him in 2008 when he ran up a sequence of five victories at the highest level and competition for his only colt on offer was strong.

Ed Sackville, standing with Tom Dascomebe, looked to have secured the Grove Stud offering on several occasions but he was outlasted by a determined Browne.

“I thought that he was the nicest Duke Of Marmalade that I’ve seen so far,” commented Browne, whose purchase is a half-brother to the dual-winning juvenile Jubilance. “He looks a proper horse and while the money was strong everything looks to be in right place with him. He’ll be going breezing.”

Lot 130 - the €50,000 mark has been reached for the second time today by a son of Peintre Celebre who was knocked down to Armando Duarte. The latter and his partner Emma O'Gorman traditionally buy breeze-up horses but on this occasion Duarte was acting for client Ken Gundlach who is likely to keep the colt to race.

Lot 130 is the second foal out of the five times winner and Listed-placed Mujadil filly Homegrown who is a half-sister to the French Group 3 winner New Target.

Meanwhile Andrew Balding will take charge of a €42,000 son of Acclamation from Awbeg Stud who was showing a good return on the 10,000gns that he cost as a foal at Newmarket last year. Lot 132 is out of a winning daughter of Dansili whose dam is the German Group 3 scorer Flower Girl.

Lot 97 - Con Marnane's quest for future talent for next year’s breeze-up sales continues with the €36,000 purchase of a Haatef colt from Swordlestown Stud.

The colt is from the first crop of Haatef who was trained by Kevin Prendergast and recorded his biggest success in the
Group 2 Diadem Stakes at Ascot. Marnane’s purchase is the first foal out of an unraced half-sister to the Italian 2,000 Guineas winner Spirit Of Desert.

Lot 36 - Leading breeze-up consignor Con Marnane made his presence felt when going to €30,000 for a colt from the first crop of the crack sprinter Sakhee's Secret. The Shanaville Stables consigned colt was bought for 11,000gns as a foal and he is a half-brother to three winners out of a Shareef Dancer half-sister to the Yorkshire Cup winner Busy Flight. On Sunday Marnane's brother, David, sent out Seanie to win the Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes.

Elsewhere the formidable combination of Frank Barry and Kevin Prendergast combined to pick up a High Chaparral filly (40) from Taroka Stud for €20,000. The granddaughter of Sadler's Wells is a half-sister to three winners including the dam of the American Stakes winner Driving Snow whose won the Curragh maiden in which the great Sea The Stars started out his career.

A FEATURE of last year's Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale was the strong clearance rate and of the first 14 horses to come under the hammer this morning only one failed to sell.

The early pace setter was the very first lot into the ring after the Lawman colt from Ballylinch Stud was knocked down to Mubarak Al Naimi for €22,000. He is out of the 1991 Prix de Diane Hermes heroine Caerlina who has bred seven winners in addition to being the grandam of the American Grade 2 scorer Tam Lin and the high class Japanese runner Hikaru Amaranthus.

It didn't take long for this price to be bettered though and Bobby O'Ryan spent €50,000 on an Elnadim colt from Borguestown Stud. Lot 33 is out of the multiple Listed and Group 3-placed Marju mare Dance Clear who is the dam of this season's talented juvenile andGalway Festival maiden winner Riviera Poet.




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