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Goffs figures slightly below last year's levels

THE early pace on the opening session of the Goffs November Foal Sale is being set by a son of Kodiacconsigned by J.K. Thoroughbreds on behalf of Camogue Stud who made €35,000.

A promising first-season sire who has already produced three individual Stakes winners, Kodiac resides at Tally-Ho Stud and it was the Mullingar-based operation who saw off all comers for second foal out of an unraced Golan mare whose siblings include Declan's Warrior. The latter was a juvenile winner for Dermot Weld on his second start at Cork in August.

Of the first 56 foals through the ring, 28 (50 per cent) have been sold for an average of €6,125 and median of €3,650.

Lot 105 - At €6,200, the average continues to run slightly belowlast year's day one figure of €6,808. The current median has more ground to make up - at €3,900, it is 22 per cent below last year.

The clearance rate has dropped from its previous level to 47 per cent although that is still above the 42 per cent recorded on this day in 2009.

Unsurprisingly, colts are proving easier to move on; they fill eight of the top ten lots so far.

Lot 106 - There was no shortage of competition for a Kheleyf colt consigned by Moyfinn on behalf of Mount Browne Farm and the grandson of Green Desert fell to Eddie O'Leary's bid of €27,000. He is out of a five-times winning half-sister to the crack juvenile and Group 2-winning sprinter Acclamation.

Meanwhile Tally-Ho Stud struck once more when going to €18,500 for a Camacho colt (123) from Ardrums House Stud. His dam is a winning half-sister to another decent sprinter in Spencers Wood.





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