Presenting colt falls to Kennycourt for £33,000
ALTHOUGH there appears to be competition for the choicier jumps-bred foals at today's session of the DBS January Sale, vendors are still finding it hard to return home with empty headcollars.
Only 30 of the 71 through the ring so far have found new homes with ten failing to attract the minimum bid of £600. However, the average up until this point is £9,253 - up markedly from the £6,403 recorded during this day last year.
The session sprung into life just eight lots into trading when Eugene McDermott of Kennycourt Stud, a prominent pinhooker under both codes, paid £33,000 for a colt by Presenting.
Brampton Hall Stud consigned the colt, who is the second foal out of the smart multiple-winning chaser Rosie Redman.
Later in the day, a brother to the Grade 2-winning bumper performer Crocodiles Rock - from the last crop of Heron Island - was knocked down for £27,000 to Mrs S. Carsberg while Highflyer Bloodstock wento to £25,000 for a King's Theatre colt out of a Listed-placed sister to Long Distance Hurdle heroine Marello.