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Gold Well switches to Coolmore's jumps arm

PROMISING young jumps sire Gold Well, a brother to Montjeu, will join Coolmore's jump division next season. The unraced son of Sadler's Wells has stood at Eoin Banville's Arctic Tack Stud since retiring to stud in 2006.

Gold Well has wasted little time in making an impact at stud. His first crop of five-year-olds include Johns Spirit, who signed off his season with a tenth-length victory in a novice hurdle for Jonjo O'Neill, and Bill Harney's talented novice hurdler Joxer. Another member of his first crop, Mr Watson, was sold to Jonjo O'Neill for £215,000 at the Brightwells Cheltenham April Sale after running third in the Champion Point-to-Point Bumper at Fairyhouse in April.

Gold Well's second crop includes Grand Jesture, who sold to Alan Potts for €200,000 after winning his bumper debut at the Punchestown Festival, and Sausalito Sunrise, who won his only point-to-point start by eight lengths for Nicky Stokes. He has since joined Philip Hobbs.

"Gold Well has made an exceptional start with his first runners so he's a very welcome addition," said Coolmore's Albert Sherwood. "The fact that he gets very good-looking stock is obviously another big plus."

His fee will be announced at a later date.




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