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DBS December: Wishfull
Thinking brother stars

Lot 109 - Wishfull Thinking's eight-month-old full-brother boasted the star pedigree in Tuesday's December Sale at Doncaster and he duly brought the day's highest price of £50,000 when selling to a man who knew all about his family.

Warwickshire-based agent Aiden Murphy, who bought Wishfull Thinking as a foal for Grahame and Diana Whateley eight years ago, struck the successful bid for the chesnut, who was consigned by breeders Robin and Scarlett Knipe from their Cobhall Court Stud.

The Alflora colt is also a half-brother to Donald McCain's promising novice chaser Tara Royal and to the unraced four-year-old Fix You, bought by Colm Murphyfor 85,000 euros at last year's Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale.

The catchiest female pedigree belonged to a March-born Shirocco daughter of Grade 2-placed Theatre Girl, consigned by her breeders, Richard and Sally Aston's Goldford Stud. She will return to Goldford in the ownership of Richard Haggas, who has enjoyed great success with the family, after making £35,000.





King's Theatre £1,142,569
Presenting £1,058,475
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,012
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,044
Midnight Legend £595,332
Stowaway £503,470