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Masta Plasta: a relation to the smart sprinter is on offer at Goresbridge

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Goresbridge yearling catalogue published

GORESBRIDGE has published the catalogue for its second annual Flat Yearling Sale, which is due to take place on September 25.

Some 133 horses have been entered for the sale, 11 fewer than were catalogued last year. Of those, 71 have been nominated to the Racing Post Yearling Bonus.

Commenting on the catalogue, Goresbridge managing director Martin Donohoe said: "We have realistic expectations for the sale, considering the state of the wider economy, but there should be plenty of yearlings to suit everybody's pocket.

"Pinhookers looking for inexpensive but athletic types to re-consign next year should have plenty to choose from, and there are also commercial horses to suit British and Irish trainers."

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Notable names featuring in the index of sires include Arakan – who provided the sale topper at last year's renewal – Barathea, Bahri, Clodovil, Elusive City, Fasliyev, Footstepsinthesand, Haafhd, Kheleyf, Mujadil and Tagula.

Noverre, sire of Goresbridge Breeze-Up graduate Music Show, who is unbeaten in two starts for Mick Channon and holds an entry in the Cheveley Park Stakes, has one yearling catalogued.

First-crop yearling sires Ad Valorem, Aussie Rules, Balmont, Byron, Diamond Green, Ivan Denisovich, Kodiac, Majestic Missile and Silent Times are also represented.

Among the eyecatching pedigrees on offer are a Kheleyf half-sister to nine winners including Listed-placed Thanksgiving, a daughter of Footstepsinthesand from the immediate family ofMasta Plasta, a Hawk Wing half-brother to the dam of Lahaleeb and a Spartacus half-sister to Italian Listed winner Apro Lunare.

The catalogue also features a rare set of twins – two March-foaled colts by Orpen out of the Dominion mare Fancied – who are consigned by Drummond House Stables.





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