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Relation to Trafford Lad heads Ascot trading

SIX-year-old mare Star Shuil, who was unplaced in two bumpers for trainer David Arbuthnot, topped Ascot's February Sale today when selling for £14,500.

Bobby McCarthy, owner of The Beeches Stud in County Waterford, put in the successful bid for George Ward's blue-blooded home-bred.

The Soviet Star mare is a daughter of Stayers' Hurdle winner Suil Ar Aghaidh and shares her grandam with Grade 1 novice hurdle winner Trafford Lad.

Meanwhile, trainer Alison Thorpe paid £11,000 for Romanesco, winner of a Fairyhouse beginners' chase in November for trainer Henry de Bromhead and owners Alan and Ann Potts.




King's Theatre £1,143,037
Presenting £1,059,143
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,346
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,982
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470