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Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale - Day Two, Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Follow all news as it happens with Nancy Sexton's live blog from the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale in Doncaster

    Yesterday's trade offered the same old story. Various buyers thought it was a strong trade, various vendors thought it was hard going. There's no doubt that it was selective while the top end was underpinned to a large extent by Shadwell. But plenty of horses changed hands as illustrated by the 88 per cent clearance rate.
     
    So who are the stand-outs on pedigree of today's session?
     
    256) b c Nathanial - Langs Lash: 2nd foal out of a Queen Mary Stakes winners whose first, Waipu Cove, is a Listed winner. Newsells Park Stud
     
    261) b f Dark Angel - Lily Again: another stand-out for Dark Angel? This filly is the second foal of a Listed winner. Manor Farm
     
    266) ch c Footstepsinthesand - Lough Mewin: a brother to Grade 3 winner Queen Of The Sand, also Grade 1-placed, he descends from the same family as Sadler's Wells and sells just hours before his 2yo half-sister, Miss Fay, makes her debut for Michael Bell. Oak Lodge & Springfield House
     
    279) ch c Dawn Approach - Mambo Halo: one of only two catalogued by his sire, he is a half-sister to Listed winner Earl Of Leitrim. Highclere
     
    288) b c Acclamation - Melbourne Memories: first foal out of Listed winner Melbourne Memories. Brightwalton
     
    314) ch c Excelebration - Mubkera: half-brother to Group 3 winner Green Destiny from the family of Rainbow Quest. Houghton Bloodstock
     
    320) b f Lethal Force - Mythicism: the half-sister to Prix Robert Papin winner Tis Marvellous. Bearstone
     
    338) b c Kodiac - Party Whip: an 88,000gns pinhook, this colt is a half-brother to smart 2yo Nations Alexander. Tally Ho
     
    360) b f Scat Daddy - Pussycat Lips: only yearling catalogued by sire of the moment scat Daddy, she is the first foal of a Grade 3-placed filly. Croom House
     
    362) b c Thewayyouare - Queen Of Stars; the half-brother to Illuminate. Croom House
     
    425) b f Dutch Art - Silver Kestrel: half-sister to Albany Stakes winner Habaayib. Highclere
     
    429) ch c Sea The Stars - Snowfields: the only Sea The Stars yearling catalogued, he is out of a half-brother to Listed winner Army Of Angels and cost 130,000gns as a foal. Grove
     
    430) b f Oasis Dream - Souviens Toi: the most expensive pinhook of the sale at 150,000gns, she is the first foal of a Listed winner. Grove Stud
     
    448) gr c Dark Angel - Swiss Dream: from one of the best sprinting families in the book as the first foal of Listed winner Swiss Dream, a half-sister to Swiss Diva, Swiss Spirit and Swiss Franc. Highclere
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    Lot 331: gr f Dark Angel - Oeuvre d'Art (Marju)
     
    Dark Angel currently accounts for five of the top seven lots, including this filly, who sells for £170,000. Angus Gold signed for yesterday's £250,000 topper by the stallion and was keen to land this one but in the end came off second best to Dean Ivory acting on behalf of Sirius Prospect's owner Nicola Yarrow.
     

    “There's so much to like about her,” said Ivory. “She had a lovely page, a nice walk and a good bit of bone. If you imagine what she's going to be like in six months' time, hopefully she could be anything.

     

    “Sometimes with these sires the progeny can get a bit over-inflated because everyone wants one. But this filly is put together very well, I liked her attitude too and she has the most gorgeous head.

     

    “She's been bought for Mr and Mrs Yarrow who own the likes of Sirius Prospect, Lancelot Du Lac and Fighting Temeraire, to name but a few! Let's hope their luck continues,” concluded Ivory. 

     
    Bred by Castle Estates and sold by Cooneen Stud, she is a half-sister to Dark Destroyer, who has been placed on his only start at Newmarket, and is out of the Group 3-placed Oeuvre d'Art.
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    Lot 350: b c Dragon Pulse - Polska (Danzig)
     
    A new name on the buyers sheets has been Singapore-based Omie Rangabashyam. Yesterday, Rangabashyam paid £56,000 for a Sepoy colt that will join rookie trainer Tom Clove, and today returned to the fray when outbidding Charlie Hills on a £75,000 son of Dragon Pulse.
     
    The colt represented a fine profit on the €18,000 paid by pinhooker Gerry Burke at last year's Goffs November Sale. He is a half-brother to nine winners including Listed-winning two-year-old Queen Of Poland and Grizel, dam of Grade 2 winner Whatsthescript.
     
    Clover has set up at Wroughton House Stables in Newmarket following six years as assistant to David Simcock. In addition to the Sepoy colt, he also came away yesterday with a son of Foxwedge purchased privately from Whitsbury Manor Stud.
     
    "He was a foal with quality, size and scope," said Gerry Burke. "He grew into himself well and did very well. He's out of a wonderful mare and the sire is going well which helped him. Let's hope he's a racehorse."
     
     
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    Lot 430: gr f Oasis Dream - Souviens Toi (Dalakhani)
     
    The most expensive pinhook of the sale at 150,000gns, this filly today falls to David Redvers for £140,000.
     
    Redvers didn't make a single purchase under his own name until midway through today's session but has made up for lost time; she is his third purchase of the day following a £16,000 Zoffany filly and £90,000 Scat Daddy filly.
     
    The filly was bred by the American-based Green Lantern Stables out of Listed winner Souviens Toi. She is the first foal out of her dam, who is from the further family of Italian champion Earl Of Tinsdal.
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    Bobby O'Ryan paid tribute to his close friend and cousin Tom O'Ryan, who sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 61.
     
    "He was just an unbelievable guy. He never had a wrong word to say about anyone. He was willing to help people from the first day as an apprentice to the day he finished up. He was always very positive. Just a great guy and part of the furniture at Richard Fahey's.  I spent four hours with him on Saturday and I'm very pleased that I did."
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    FIRST CROP SIRE WATCH
     
    CAMELOT: 1 offered, 1 sold for £70,000
     
    DABIRSIM: 1 offered, not sold
     
    DAWN APPROACH: 2 offered, 2 sold for an average of £84,000
     
    EPAULETTE: 17 offered, 15 sold for an average of £35,818
     
    FARHH: 1 offered, sold for £170,000
     
    FINJAAN: 1 offered, 1 sold for £20,000
     
    HAVANA GOLD: 8 offered, 7 sold for an average of £49,571
     
    INTELLO: 1 offered, 1 sold for £55,000
     
    LETHAL FORCE: 17 offered, 17 sold for an average of £38,284
     
    MAXIOS: 1 offered, 1 sold for £42,000 (private sale)
     
    MOST IMPROVED: 7 offered, 7 sold for an average of £30,286
     
    RECKLESS ABANDON: 1 offered, 1 sold for £28,000
     
    RED JAZZ: 7 offered, 6 sold for an average of £27.083
     
    SOCIETY ROCK: 16 offered, 14 sold for an average of £28,286
     
    SWISS SPIRIT: 12 offered, 10 sold for an average of £45,800
     
    TOUGH AS NAILS: 1 offered, 1 sold for £12,000
     
    WORTHADD: 2 offered, 2 sold for and average of £31,000
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    TOP THREE VENDORS
     
    YEOMANSTOWN STUD: 9 sold for £819,000
     
    TALLY-HO STUD: 19 sold for £796,000
     
    HIGHCLERE STUD: 9 sold for £756,000
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