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Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nancy Sexton brings you all the news as it happens at the Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale

    Nancy Sexton has been called away due to unforeseen circumstances so I'll be posting updates throughout the day instead. 
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    Early action in the ring as Richard Brown of Blandford Bloodstock goes to £68,000 for the only lot (3) on offer by Haras du Logis resident Rio De La Plata. 

    Consigned by Tally-Ho Stud, the colt is out of the placed Sendawar mare Zarkiyna and is from the family of Zarkava. 

    Brown said: "I thought he did a very good breeze and there's a very good female line going back. I remember Rio De La Plata well from his breeze-up days. He was obviously a very good two-year-old and I've had a lot of luck buying from Tally-Ho. 

    "He's been bought for David Simcock."

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    Stephen Hillen and Kevin Ryan teamed up once again for another six-figure lot, this time going to £155,000 for a Mizzen Mast colt out of the Listed-winning Diesis mare Sharp Apple (lot 139). 

    Hillen confirmed that the colt had been bought for Angie Bailey and Pete Tingey, whose previous horses with Ryan include Group 1 hero Astaire, who they sadly lost last year, and four-time winner Bogart. 

    Hillen said: "He's a horse that I'd say would go a mile, he's not your typical breeze-up horse.

    “He showed good speed [in his breeze] and is a lovely individual. He was at the top end of what we wanted to pay and sometimes you've got to stretch out for the ones you want."

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