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Amadeus Wolf

A first-crop son of Amadeus Wolf is heading to Ralph Beckett after selling to David Redvers for €45,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale

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Sales latest: Marnane buys Dubawi one-off

Final figures: The final results for the sale witnessed an eleven per cent increase in turnover from €3.9m to over €4.3m. The median rose by 18 per cent to €6,500 while the average improved by four perc ent to €10,179 to €9,826. In addition the clearance for the auction progressed from 78 to 83 per cent.

Further stats update: With approximately 40 lots still to sell, the average is still running marginally above yesterday's figure at €10,738. The median is also up on yesterday at €7,500 compared to €6,350.

Stats update: After 116 lots offered and 99 sold, the clearance rate is running at a very healthy 85 per cent, compared to 81 per cent at the end of Tuesday's trading. Is this an effect of the minimum bid being lowered to €1,000 two years ago?

Even though the highest lot so far is €45,000 (two were soldfor €70,000 on Tuesday) the average is running slightly ahead of the first day - €10,738 compared to €10,394.

Lot 405 - The sole Dubawi on offer, Grennanstown Stud's colt from the family of Arakan, Donkey Engine and Petit Poucet, falls to pinhooker Con Marnane for €65,000.

Marnane said: "He’s by an unbelieveable stallion. He's as good as we've seen in a long time. All they want to do isgive their all for you and they’ve got great temperaments too.

"We’ve already had a few through our hands, including the likes of Big Issue, and we’ll take this one home and see where we go with him.He’ll have international appeal."

Lot 400 - Kern Lillingston goes to €35,000 for Cooneen Stud's Oratorio half-brother to useful handicapper Jedediah.

The agency's Ed Sackville said: "He’s a good looking, imposing colt by a promising young stallion who produced a Dewhurst winner from his first crop. The mare has proved herself too having already produced a horse rated 102 in Jedediah. She’ll be joining Tom Dascombe and she’s for sale."

Lot 395 - A Lodge Park-consigned Redback filly out of a half-sister to Gordon Stakes winner Rebel Soldier will be among the first horses trained by rookie Hugo Palmer after selling to Amanda Skiffington for €29,000.

Palmer said: “I'm starting training in Newmarket next month. I was with Gai Waterhouse for the last year and a half and before that I spent three years assistant to Hughie Morrison and I started out with Patrick Chmmings.

"This filly was a lovely sort from a very good farm. I was lucky enough to see her at the weekend and she was in amongst some good yearlings there and she was more than holding her own.

Lots 339 and 360 - Two yearlings by first-crop sire Strategic Prince break the €25,000 barrier within 30 minutes of each other.
Joanna Morgan pays €26,000 for the first of the duo, a colt out of triple winner Miss Mujadil from Ballygowan House Stud (339).
The second yearling, a filly from the exceptional family of Aldebaran and Spinning World (360), falls to Peter Doyle for €32,000. Her purchase takes Doyle's sale expenditure to €108,000 for six yearlings bought.

Lot 318 - A new top lot as David Redvers goes to €45,000 for a first-crop son of Middle Park Stakes winner Amadeus Wolf from the Castlebridge Consignment.
He is the fifth foal out of Listed winner Meanya and from the family of July Stakes winner Classic Blade, himself a €19,000 graduate of this sale in 2007.
Redvers said: "He's been bought on spec to go to Ralph Beckett. He's from a family that we both like a lot and it's a family that keept throwing up high class horses. Let's hope that he proves to be another one."
The colt's sale takes Amadeus Wolf's sale average to €20,700 for five sold.

Lot 307 - A son of the recently deceased Celtic Swing is heading to Richard Fahey after Robin O'Ryanfends off challengers at €32,000 for the colt.
"He will be going to Richard Fahey and we've been quite lucky with the stallion already through the likes of Irish Heartbeat and Our Joe Mac," said O'Ryan. "He's a grand sort with a good way of going and we were glad to get him."
Ballintober Stud paid just €3,500 for the colt at last year's Goffs November Sale.

Lot 293 - Another offering from the Castlebridge Consignment proves popular when Beliar Bloodstock pays €38,000 for a colt by Rock Of Gibraltar.
The colt was bred by Eyrefield Lodge Stud out of Littlefeather, a Group 1-placed daughter of Sir Edmund Loder's brilliant filly Marwell.

Lot 288 - Questus 7 pay €31,000 for a colt by Arc hero Hurricane Run to highlight the opening hour of the second session.
Offered by the Castlebridge Consignment, the colt is out of the Listed-placed Laurentine and hails from the famous Lordship Stud family of Love Divine and Sixties Icon.
Trainer Clive Cox has made an early foray into the market, paying €8,500 for lot 287, a first-crop son of Dark Angel, while pinhooker Emma O'Gorman has secured a daughter of Kodiac (281) for €10,000.




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