York winner Puddle Duck is a graduate of Goffs Kempton breeze-upPICTURE: Mark Cranham
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THIS year’s Goffs Ready-To-Run breeze-up auction at Kempton, which takes place 17 days later than last year, features a slightly smaller catalogue of 88 juveniles compared to 94.
It includes an Invincible Spirit colt out of a sister to the high-class Docksider consigned by The Bloodstock Connection, who also offer an El Prado colt outof a half-sister to Ticker Tape that was led out unsold at Book 1 of Tattersalls’ October Sale at 10,000gns.
Other highlights are a Medaglia D’Oro colt, whose dam wasGrade 2-placed in the US, Consigned by Mocklershill Stud, he cost £50,000 at last year’s DBS Premier sale, Also featured are a Dubawi filly from Trickledown Stud whose dam has produced two winners from two runners and a filly from Knockanglass Stables by Elusive Quality, bought at the Keeneland September sale for $15,000. Her dam has produced five winners from as many runners and is out of the high-class racemare Polonia.
Last year’s top lot was a £55,000 son of Street Cry from Norman Williamson’s Oak Tree Farm, closely followed by an Exceed And Excel filly who was knocked down to Bobby O’Ryan for £50,000 and offered by Willie Browne’s Mocklershill Stables.
Turnover last year increased by 30 per cent on 2009 to £863,500, with the average dipping by 15 per cent to £15,991 and the median down 17 per cent to £12,500.
A notable graduates of last year’s sale include New Planet, bought for £23,000 by trainer John Quinn. The son of Majestic Missile won the Listed JuliaGraves Roses Stakes at York and was third in the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster. Puddle Duck, cost just £8,000 when knocked down toStephen Hillen and the son of Pastoral Pursuits has since won £22,254.