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Ciaran Conroy paid €40,000 for a colt from the second crop of Excellent Art on Wednesday at Goffs

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Pier House snaps up €57,000 Tamayuz colt

Lot 401 - He was widely acclaimed as one of the starsof the second session and a colt hailing from the first crop of the Prix

Tamayuz: first-crop stallion was responsible for a €57,000 colt

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Jean Prat and Prix Jacques le Marois winner Tamayuz did not disappoint when making €57,000.

Offered by Oak Lodge Stud, the half-brother to Gallinule Stakes runner-up Mon Michel was bought by the Morrins' Pier House Stud after they had seen off a number of would be purchasers.

THE first foal by the higly promising young stallion Shamardal saw trade move up another notchwhen the Michael O'Mahony-owned filly (296) eventually fell to Summerhill Bloodstock with a bid of €60,000. She is a half-sister to the Listed Hilary Needler Trophy winner Knavesmire.

Meanwhile Excellent Art's offpsring continue to sell well and Cahermorris Stud had to go to €40,000 in order to secure a colt (289) from Ballykelly Stud who attracted plenty of admirers. He is a half-brother to the high classjumper Ambobo and Bold Girl who was an ill fated Listed winner in France.

It didn't take long for Tuesday's top price of €35,000 to be surpassed the first to do so was a colt by Excellent Art (246) from Donoughmore Stud who was bought by Ciaran Conroy for €40,000. His purchase is out of an unraced half-sister to the Princess Margaret Stakes runner-up Rosabee (by No Excuse Needed).

Shortly afterwards Tally-Ho Stud struck for a daughter of Bahri (255) who made €32,000 having enjoyed a timely update to her pedigree several weeks ago. The Ringfort Stud-consigned filly is a half-sister to the talented Sweet Cecily who recently achieved the first black-type success of her career when winning the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket.

A short while later Yeomanstown Stud picked up the most expensive lot to come under the hammer so far today when giving €41,000 for a popular Verglas colt (270) from Abbeville & Meadowcourt Studs. He is an own-brother to Alhaban who pushed Mastercraftsman all the way when finishing second in the Group 2 Railway Stakes two years ago.




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