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Punchestown sale could relocate to Goffs complex

WITH worsening weather conditions in County Kildare, Goffs have several contingency plans in placefor Thursday's Punchestown Invitation Sale should the third day of the Punchestown Festival be called off.

The first is to relocate the sale to their complex at Goffs tomorrow afternoon.

The second contingency planis to postpone the sale until Friday at Punchestown. Goffs will update at 9am tomorrow.

The auction house added another highly regarded wild card entry to the sale on Wednesday in GRAND JESTURE, the impressive winner of the concluding bumper at Punchestown on Tuesday on his debut for Don Cantillon.

The four-year-old son of Gold Well was always prominent in the 21-runner race and stayed on well to deny fellow Goffs Punchestown entry Director's Forum by three-and-a-quarter lengths.

A €6,000 purchase at the 2008 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale by Highflyer Bloodstock, Grand Jesture is one of three winners out of Four Moons. The unraced daughter of Cardinal Flower is a half-sister to Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup winner Trabolgan.

Another wild card added is the four-year-old King's Theatre horse Theatre Evening(lot 22), who was travelling well on his point-to-point debut until falling in a race won by Rough Justice.

The Goffs Punchestown Invitation Sale was originally scheduled to take place tomorrow from 7.45pm after racing at Punchestown.

 

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