O'Byrne strikes for €25k Massini's relation
PREDICTABLY there was no shortage of demand for lot 48 at today's Tattersalls Ireland February National Hunt Sale, a good son of Presenting belonging to Gerard Quirke, and he went the way of John O’Byrne for €25,000.
The March-born bay is the first foal produced by an unraced daughter of Dr Massini whose siblings include the top class novice hurdler Massini's Maguire.
Trained by Philip Hobbs, Massini's Maguire enjoyed his finest hour when he landed the 2007 Ballymore Properties Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
O’Byrne is already quite familiar with this family having bought Massini's Maguire as a yearling.