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Last Instalment - Leopardstown 28.12.2011

A Brian Boru half-brother to Last Instalment (above) is one of 44 entries to the Brightwells Cheltenham January Sale

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) 

The Mighty Milan heads Brightwells entries

LAST Saturday's Punchestown bumper winner The Mighty Milan heads a catalogue of 44 horses for the Brightwells Cheltenham January Sale on Saturday January 28.

The sale, which will be held after the day's racing, contains a selection of form horses, point to pointers and four-year-old National Hunt breeze up horses.

The Mighty Milan broke his maiden in impressive fashion at Punchestown last Saturday, winning by 14 lengths. He was also second on his previous start to Corbally Ghost, the subsequent winner of a Grade 3 novice hurdle for  Noel Meade.

The New Year's Eve Dromahane point-to-point has produced horses such as Master of the Hall, and two winners have been selected for the sale, namely Ballybough Pat, who won the four-year-old maiden, and Ballincurrig, the five-length winner of the five-year-old maiden.

The catalogue also contains 14 our-year-old National Hunt breeze-up horses who will breeze at 10am on the Cheltenham all-weather track before racing. They include aBrian Boru half-brother to the top-class novice chaser Last Instalment and an Oscar half-brother to Chomba Womba.

Dramatic Duke, a son of Old Vic consigned by Silver Fort Stud, topped the 2011 renewal when selling to Favourites Racingfor £130,000. In all, 29 of 44 horses offered were sold for a total of £1,092,300 and average of £37,666.

Catalogues are available on line and Wild Card entries are still being accepted.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £2,861,380
Presenting £2,482,840
Kayf Tara £2,472,940
Oscar £2,092,662
Milan £2,091,573
Flemensfirth £1,867,078
Midnight Legend £1,638,797
Beneficial £1,545,949
Westerner £1,319,249
Stowaway £1,034,663