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Dalakhani: a filly by the Arc winner attracted attention in the breeze-up

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Lots put through their paces at Fairyhouse

THE European breeze-up circuit moves on to Tattersalls Ireland this afternoon as the company stages the first of two breeze-upse held in Ireland this year, with the other at Goresbridge.

In front of a respectable crowd at Fairyhouse racecourse this morning the lots were put through their paces with the facility and the ground coming in for praise from vendors.

"The track was perfect and the ground was lovely. We've been quiet enough so far but we'll just have to see how things go over the next couple of hours," commented Willie Browne, who has enjoyed a fine year at the breeze-up sales.

Several lots took the eye at Fairyhouse this morning and among these was a daughter of Compton Place (Lot 2) from Carrick O'Brien Stables. She is out of a half-sister to the multiple Stakes-winning sprinter Angus Newz. The same vendor also supplied a son of the promising Kodiac (Lot 43) who went nicely in his workout.

Another popular filly was a daughter of Dalakhani (Lot 16) from Newtown Stud whose dam, Fringe, is a winning half-sister to the Listed Prix Petite Etoile scorer Mount Elbrus.

In-form second-season sire Hurricane Run is represented by just one two-year-old here (Lot 64) and she too is going down well. From the outstanding family that has produced the likes of Aviance, Denon and Chimes Of Freedom the filly is offered from Joe and Jane Foley's Ballyhane operation.

Also popular at this stage is a daughter of Arc winner Rail Link (Lot 47) who hails from Gilbinstown Stud. She is a half-sister to a winner out of a half-sister to the top class American runner Golden Apples.

 

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