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Tatts foal average up
so far on last year

THE partnership of Willie Browne and Mark Dwyer added two of today's most desirable lots to their growing band of pinhooks for next year when paying a total of 75,000gns for colts by Bahamian Bounty and Royal Applause.

The Bahamian Bounty colt narrowly failed to match the top price of 41,000gns set for this day last year when selling for 40,000gns. Transporter George Mullins signed the ticket.

Maurice Burns of Rathasker Stud set the ball rolling with a 15,000gns and he ended up as underbidder to Dwyer with the likes of David McGreavy and Ronan Burns also putting in bids.

The Norman Court Stud offering is a half-brother to William Haggas's two-year-old maiden winner Watneya and to a Singspiel colt.

"He's a well-related horse and the Dubawi filly (Watneya) might give us a bit of a dig out next year and the the full-sister (Hairspray) is rated 94," said Browne.

Browne had to go to 35,000gns for the Royal Applause colt, who is out of Rolexa and was offered by the Castlebridge Consignment.

The Cheveley Park Stud draft also provoked some competitive bidding midway through the afternoon when selling nine foals for a total of 108,900gns.

They included a colt by Kyllachy related to the top-class Golden Appleas who was knocked down to Paul McCarthy of Rathbarry Stud for 37,000gns. He is one of four purchases by RBS already today.

With approximately 50 lots still to sell, the average is running 16 per cent above last year's average for the corresponding day at 8,391gns.




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