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Subdued start to Tatts Ireland August Sale

A VERY subdued opening session got the three day Tattersalls Ireland August National Hunt Sale off a decidedly low key start when the day's trade was headed by a pair of €22,000 lots.

Ben Case - Trainer

Ben Case: purchased a €22,000 son of Court Cave

  PICTURE: bencaseracing.com 

Less than two months ago the company played host to an excellent renewal of its flagship Derby Sale but it was altogether tougher going at this lower end of the market and over half of those offered failed to sell.

The first of the two session toppers was a son of Court Cave who was knocked down to English trainer Ben Case at €22,000. The three-year-old was sold by The Palace Farm and his sire, a superbly bred unraced son of Sadler's Wells, was well represented last season by the Grade 2-winning Champion Court. The gelding comes from a family that goes back to the likes of the prolific winner Super Franky and the smart novice chaser Troubled Times.

"He's a nice horse and I've bought him for a client. We've yet to decide what to do with him. He could be kept to breeze later this year or else he could be put into training," reported Case.

 

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