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Wishfull Thinking - Aintree 07.04.11

Wishfull Thinking: his Scorpion half-sister is catalogued to the DBS Spring Store Sale later this month

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Well-connected stores on offer at DBS Spring Sale

A HALF-SISTER to the high-class Wishfull Thinking is among the highlights of the DBS Spring Store Sales, which takes place on May 29 - 31.

DBS have catalogued 126 lots for the sale, a significant reduction from the 217 catalogued in 2011. Of those 217, 178 made it to the ring and 122 were sold for a total of £1,779,000. The average was £14,582 and proceedings were topped by a Shirocco half-brother to Arcalis who was sold to Harold Kirk and Willie Mullins for £80,000.

Cobhall Court Stud offers the half-sister to Wishfull Thinking, a three-year-old who is from the first crop of St Leger hero Scorpion. Other eye-catching three-year-olds on paper include a brother to high-class hurdler Amaretto Rose, a sister to Grade 1-winning staying hurdler Mighty Man and a Sassanian half-brother to the classy Poquelin.

All Things Rural sends through a Grape Tree Road half-brother to the Grade 1-winning chaser Ashley Brook while among the two-year-olds catalogued is a Mount Nelson half-sister to leading juvenile hurdler Grumeti.




King's Theatre £928,943
Presenting £854,809
Beneficial £702,808
Milan £673,067
Oscar £656,070
Westerner £543,568
Flemensfirth £465,623
Kayf Tara £421,559
Stowaway £372,236
Midnight Legend £361,335