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Amadeus Wolf

A son of first-crop sire Amadeus Wolf topped the second day of the Goffs Foal Sale when selling to agent Ross Doyle for €60,000



Amadeus Wolf colt is day's best at €60,000

Day two Goffs Foal Sale figures (€)

 Cat  Off  Sold  % sold  Aggregate  Average  Median
 224  189  121  64  1,304,900  10,784  8,000

A €60,000 colt from the first crop of the Middle Park Stakes hero Amadeus Wolf stole the limelight on the second day of Goffs November Foal Sale.

Trade moved up a gear yesterday as 121 of the 189 horses offered were sold to produce a clearance rate of 64 percent and a turnover of just over €1.3m. The average came in at €10,784 while the median was €8,000.

The session topper was bought by Ross Doyle after he had seen off a number of different challengers for the Gary Swift consigned grandson of thetop sprinter Mozart. His purchase is a half-brother to the winning Jessica Harrington inmate Uncle Eric and is out of a half-sister to the Dubai Duty Free scorer Right Approach.

 "I've bought him for Pier House Stud to be resold next autumn," commented Doyle. "He's a very nice sort with plenty of size about him which you would like. Also he's by a sire whose first foals this week have been a good bunch."

Doyle was also on hand to pick up a €42,000 colt from the first crop of Jim Bolger's Meld Stakes winner Heliostatic. Offered by J.K. Thoroughbreds, he is the second foal out of the Listed-winning juvenile Midris.

The €42,000 mark was also reached byBambury-based consigner Keith Harte when he secured a daughter of Medicean from Ballybin Stud.

 "I've bought her for a client to be reoffered next year. She's a lovely, good tempered filly and is very typical of her sire," commented Harte.

Amadeus Wolf was again to the fore as the session neared its conclusion when Paul McCarthy paid €37,000 for a son of his from Foxford Stud.

Much earlier in the day Ciaran Conroy forked out €35,000 for a Holy Roman Emperor half-brother to the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes hero Cool Creek.

"I think the sire has an excellent chance of making it and if he does this horse will hopefully be a very saleable yearling next autumn," reflected Conroy. "He's a half-brother to a Mill Reef winner and I was actually under bidder on his half-brother here last year."

Willie Browne wasted little time making an impact yesterday morning and he spent €37,000 on a Tiger Hill colt belonging to Gerry Mullins. He hails from the immediate family of the Arc winner Marienbard. Several minutes prior to this Browne gave €25,000 on a Marju colt from Crossogue Stud.

 "The Marju is a nice young foal. He's by a sire that I've been very lucky with through the likes of Fanjura, who has now gone to Australia, and hopefully he'll go the right way," said Browne.

"Tiger Hill has had a few nice two-year-old winners in the last few weeks and could be set for a good year. This foal had a lot of quality about him and he, like the Marju, will be re-offered."

Elsewhere David Powell of Catridge Farm Stud went to €34,000 to secure a daughter of the eminent first season sire Oratorio. His purchase is out of a half-sister to a Cherry Hinton Stakes winner in Spinola.

 "She's a very nice filly and we'll bring her home and see how she progresses before deciding whether to reoffer her or keep her to race," commented Powell.

Later Tally-Ho Stud spent €31,000 on a son of the popular High Chaparral whose pedigree goes back to the champion English juvenile Mujtahid in addition to giving €26,000 for a Kodiac half-brother to the Horris Hill Stakes winner Carnaby Street.





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