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A Milan half-sister to Snoopy Loopy is one of 519 entries for the Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt Sale in August

  PICTURE: John Grossick 

Tattersalls Ireland reduces August numbers

THE three-year-old half-siblings to Snoopy Loopy and Southern Vic are among the highlights of 519 entries for the Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt Sale on August 11-12.

The catalogue is significantly smaller than last year's renewal when 835 horses were entered. It is also less than half the size of the 2006 renewal which attracted 1,091 entries and covered four days.

 

The half-sister to Snoopy Loopy is one of untried 18 lots by Milan, who is also responsible for a four-year-old filly out ofthe high-class hurdler Black Queen.

Coolbawn Stud offers the half-brother to Grade 1-winning chaser Southern Vic, by Ashkalani.

Leading jumps sires Presenting is represented by eight lots including the half-sistersto Patsy Hall, who is out of Monksfield Novice Hurdle winner Clahada Rosa, and Ballycassidy. Oscar, the sire of last year's sale-topper, is the most strongly represented sire with 25 entries.

Other notable lots on paper include a Deploy half-brother to classy bumper winner Noplanofaction, an Alflora gelding out of Long Distance Hurdle heroine Maid Equal and a Classic Cliche half-sister to the Grade 1-placed novice chaser Joncol.

Last year's sale returned declines across the board with 298 - 52 per cent - of the 577 horses offered changing hands for a total of €1,792,698, a drop of 47 per cent from 2007. The average fell by 33 per cent to €6,016 while the median plummeted 42 per cent to €4,500.

 

 

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