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Vintage Tipple colt leads day 2 at Fairyhouse

Lot 470 - Eddie O’Leary is looking towards next spring’s breeze-up sales with a colt from the second crop of the Derby winner Authorized whom he secured with a bid of €45,000. He was offered by the Castlebridge Consignment, is a half-brother to four winners including the listed-placed runner Ibiscus.

"The sire has had a couple of very nice maiden winners lately from his first crop and the signs are encouraging for him. This is a lovely colt and let's hope he's lucky at the breeze-up sales next spring," said the Lynn LodgeStud man.

Lot 449 - Ed Sackville and Tom Dascombe have combined to land the highest priced lot so far today as they go to E58,000 to secure a well bred son of Acclamation (Lot 449) from Grove Stud. The colt is a half-brother to three winners out of Vintage Tipple who was trained by the late Paddy Mullins to record a never to be forgotten victory in the 2003 Darley Irish Oaks.

Several minutes later Sackville was among those looking to secure a Holy Roman Emperor filly (Lot 455) from Croom House Stud but he and others had to give best to the BBA Ireland's Eamon Reilly whose bid of E50,000 proved successful. The daughter of the highly successful second season sire has been bought to go into training with David Wachman and her dam is a half-sister to this year's Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch.

Lot 381 - The only son of Dylan Thomas in the sale wasn’t short of admirers and he nowsets the pace after Ross Doyle forked out €52,000 for the Michael Daly-owned colt who will be going into training with Richard Hannon.

The colt is the third produce out of the classy Tirol mare Softly Tread, whose finest hourcame when she won the Group 3 Gladness Stakes at the Curragh.

Lot 322 - Stephen Hillen, standing with Kevin Ryan, is setting the early pace on Wednesday's second session of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale after he went to €37,000 for a Johannesburg colt  from The Castlebridge Consignment.

The colt is a half-brother to the Acomb Stakes winner Bourbonnais and the Listed-placed French runner Princess Roseburg. He is bred on the same cross as Kevin Ryan's Princess Margaret Stakes winner African Skies.

Bobby O'Ryan made a significant purchase on behalf of his Polish clients when going to €28,000 for a son of With Approval from Monksisland Stables. The February-born colt (Lot 309) is out of a half-sister to the Epsom Oaks third Relish The Thought.

Meanwhile Frank Barry and Kevin Prendergast forked out €25,000 for a Verglas colt from Moat House Farm. Prendergast trained Verglas to win the Coventry Stakes in 1996 and has enjoyed notable success with the offspring of the late Irish National Stud resident. This colt (Lot 305) is out of a half-sister to the useful Mia's Boy.

 

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