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Top Lot - Lot 165- Doncaster 31.08.2011

Dwayne Woods went to £147,000 to secure this sister to Hoof It during Wednesday's session of the DBS Premier Sale

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker 

Sister to Hoof It lights
up DBS at £147,000

Bond is likely to retain a share in the filly, also a sister to Group 3 winner Ladies Are Forever, as Woods explained: "She's been bought for a partnership that will include Reg Bond. A trainer will be chosen depending on who joins the syndicate."

She is out of one of this season's most successful mares in Forever Bond, an unraced daughter of Danetime who was purchased by Bond through Bryan Smart for 15,500gns at this sale ten years ago.

Richardson fended off Hugo Merry and then John Warren, standing with Harry Herbert, for the filly, whose half-siblings Eastern Breeze and Lolita Lebron had both won since the publication of the catalogue. She is the fourth foal out of the winning Machiavellian mare Alsharq, a half-sister to Rockfel Stakes winner Sayedah from the Shadwell family of Haatef and Kayrawan.

"She was just a lovely looking filly who walked very well and looked a real two-year-old," said Richardson. "Jon wanted a two-year-old type and she shouldn't take too long to get ready.

"Jon is starting to put a broodmare band together. He's put a lot into it - he picks them out on pedigree and I look at them."

Among the mare's in Aisbitt's band is the 2009 Listed Silver Tankard Stakes winner Gallic Star while in training is a two-year-old Cape Cross half-brother to Treasure Beach, whom Richardson purchased for 120,000gns as a foal.

The first Oasis Dream into the ring (22) also went well, selling to Jedd O'Keeffe for £65,000. Consigned by Mountarmstrong Stud, the colt is the first foal out of Listed winner Alexander Alliance.

 

 

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