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Nine horses sold at Tatts Ireland point sale

A MUTED level of demand for those on offer saw the second staging of the Tattersalls Ireland Point To Point and Horses In Training Sale on Sunday post a set of figures that finished a long away adrift of those from last year.

A bigger catalogue saw 32 horses comes under the hammer this year as opposed to 15 twelve months ago. A total of nine of these weresold to produce a turnover of just short of €150,000 which represented a drop of 52 per cent.

The average of €16,611 was down by 57 per cent while the median of €17,000 decreased by 51 per cent.

At last year's sale, which produced the high class Benefficient, the top price was €80,000 but on this occasion €26,000 was good enough to hold sway.

The top lot was the five-year-old Kellys Brow, who hailed from Patrick Sinnott's Clappa Heights Stables and he was bought by Sean Byrne. Earlier this month the relation to Gaye Brief had run respectablyin a bumper at Cork and prior to that he landed a point-to-point at Bennettsbridge in February.

At this sale last year Tom Malone picked up the useful Jive Master and he made a notable contribution to proceedings by purchasing three lots and the most expensive of these was the Stradbally point-to-point scorer Everylasting who made €25,000.

Bloodstock agent Tom Malone

Tom Malone: bought three

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

"I've bought him on spec. He looks like a fine big horse and I think that he could be quite versatile in terms of trip," stated Malone. "He won over quite a sharp three miles last time and I think that two and a half miles willbe no problem to him. He'll make a nice chaser eventually."

Later in the day Malone also spent €18,000 on the Martin Cullinane-owned and trained My Oh Mount Brown. The five-year-old got off the mark in a point at Rathmorrissey last month and finished a close third at Largy last Friday.

"He's also been bought on spec and he will make a lovely fun horse for somebody throughout the summer," commented Malone. "He's a progressivetype and when he gets to the track he's the sort of horse that can be relied upon to turn up and run his race every day."

John Hanlon has enjoyed outstanding success with the progeny of Stowaway and he is hoping that Ironmill Ladwill enjoy an industrious summer having purchased the son of the Slip Anchor horse for €22,000. The Jeffrey Mulhern inmate was placed in two bumpers last autumn.

"Corky [James Carroll] rode him to be placed in both of his bumpers and he says that he'll have no problem winning one," stated Hanlon.

"I've bought him as a summer jumper and I have nobody for him yet but he will be a grand horse and should win his races over the next few months."






Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882