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Bushranger - Newmarket - 3 October 08

Bushranger: first-crop of the Middle Park Stakes winner are selling well

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Goffs live: Bushranger proving popular

THERE was no shortage of interest in the first Acclamation foal of the week to come under the hammer and the Clonbonny Stud-consigned filly fell to Shaun Keightley for €42,000. Lot 341 is out of a half-sister to Jim Bolger's Futurity Stakes heroine St Clair Ridge who then became the dam of the high class American runner Cat By The Tale.

Today's session has also witnessed the first appearance of a foal by the already highly successful Australian stallion Fastnet Rock and pinhooker Peter Vaughan went to €41,000 to secure the filly (lot 372) from The Castlebridge Consignment. Vaughan's purchase is out of a Stakes-winning half-sister to the Yorkshire Oaks heroine Catchascatchcan.

Meanwhile Bushranger continues to make his mark and he supplied a colt (lot 377) belonging to Maurice Craig who cost Headfield Stud €40,000. The family goes back to thedual American champion filly Go For Wand.

THE €47,000 mark which was good enough to top yesterday's session has already been surpassed on two occasions and currently leading the way is another popular son of Bushranger who made €50,000. The Catherinestown Stud offering (lot 318) fell to Tony and Roger O'Callaghan of Tally-Ho Stud, where Bushranger resides, and he will return for resale next autumn.

Just two lots later pinhooker JimmyMurphy of Redpender Stud saw off the Pier House Stud team for a colt from the first crop of the Ballyhane Stud resident and crack sprinter Dandy Man who cost €48,000. The Tony Cosgrave-owned grandson of Mozart is a half-brother to the smart Listed winner Majestic Myles.

THE second day of the Goffs November Foal Sale has gotten off to quite a brisk start and a trio of €44,000 lots are currently leading the way.

The first of these was a filly from the first crop of the top class juvenile Bushranger and she (lot 272) was knocked down to Manor House Stud. The granddaughter of Danetime is out of the Listed-placed Chamela Bay who is an own-sister to the Group 3-winning Chiang Mai - dam of last season's Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner.

Just four lots later Bushranger was represented by another sought after filly and she was snapped up by Peter & Ross Doyle for €44,000. Consigned by Oghill House Stud, the filly is a half-sister to this season's talented three-year-old Lechevalier Choisi who was third in the City Of York Stakes in August.

It was another Tally-Ho stallion who supplied the other €44,000 lot as Ciaran Conroy secured a colt by the popular Kodiac who was continuing a good sale for Derek Veitch's Ringfort Stud. Lot 282 is the third foal out of a Dr Devious mare whose dam is the Listed Ballyroan Stakes scorer Dabtiya. Conroy confirmed that the colt would be reoffered at the yearling sales next autumn.




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