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Cross Section first six-figure sale of the day

CHARLIE Gordon-Watson was the first person to hit six figures an hour and a half into the Tattersalls July Sale at Newmarket on Tuesday when paying 110,000gns for the four-year-old Cross Section, offered by Darley in foal to Dubawi.

Gordon-Watson saw off first Ed Sackville and then Amanda Skiffington, accompanied by John Deer's stud manager Tim Lane, to get the half-sister to Listed winners Il Warrd and Coy.

"She's been bought for Bill McAlpin's Greenwood Lodge Farm in America," said Gordon-Watson. "Bill both races and sells so I'm sure he'll decide in due course what to do with the Dubawi foal.

"He has horses with Luca Cumani and also keeps some mares over here at Watership Down Stud and New England Stud.

"He was going to buy two mares but we decided to get one good one but paid more than we intended. But she's a lovely mare from a decent family with an excellent cover."

Moving Diamonds, the dam of this season's National Stakes winner Dinkum Diamond, earlier sold for 65,000gns to local agent Mags O'Toole.

The seven-year-old, who had not been covered this year, was offered by Lady Heather McClay by the Castlebridge Consignment, with an Excellent Art filly foal.




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