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Galileo dominates Tatts December Yearling Sale

A PAIR of 140,000gns Galileo youngsters provided the high points to the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale in Newmarket yesterday.

Many of those on offer had appeared in earlier catalogues this summer and autumn and among those was a Galileo half-sister to American Grade 1-winning juvenile Toccet, who had made an appearance at Deauville in August when unsold at €180,000.

A battle between agents Charlie Gordon-Watson and Luke Lillingston saw the Watership Down Stud offering become one of the 140,000gns youngsters when the former prevailed.

"She's been bought for a partnership but I'm not sure where she is going to be trained. Her owners are likely to want to breed from her," said Gordon-Watson. "I'd seen her in Deauville and she's improved a lot since then. She's by the best sire in the world and has got a great pedigree."

Demi O'Byrne, acting for the Coolmore team, was the other to hit 140,000gns when signing for a Galileo grandson of Nassau Stakes winner Optimistic Lass consigned by his breeders, David and Diane Nagle's Barronstown Stud.

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