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Cockney Rebel relation heads DBS breeze up

DBS has catalogued 145 two-year-olds for their Breeze Up Sale on April 7-8. 

The catalogue contains 15 per cent fewer horses than last year and 36 per cent fewer than in 2007.

Many of the leading sires are represented including Dalakhani, Danehill Dancer, Indian Ridge, Invincible Spirit, Kheleyf, Oasis Dream, Pulpit, Smart Strike andZamindar.

There are also a number of high-profile first season sires with entries including Dubawi, Footstepsinthesand, Oratorio, Rakti, Shamardal and Starcraft.

Among thehighlights on paper is a half-brother to 2,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel, by Bertolini, and a brother to last season's Norfolk Stakes winner South Central, himself a £60,000 graduate of this sale last year.

Also catalogued is a Pastoral Pursuits half-brother to Middle Park Stakes winner Dark Angel, a Danbird half-brother to leading sprint juvenile Amour Propre and a War Chant relation to 1,000 Guineas heroine Speciosa.

Last year's sale, in which stakes-winning juveniles such as Madame Trop Vite, Prolific, Total Gallery and South Central passed through the ring, saw 115 horses sell for a total of £3,288,500 and average of £28,595.

Proceedings were topped by a son of Exceed And Excel, later named Global City, who was sold by Bansha House Stables and knocked down to Richard O'Gorman for £200,000.

 

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