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Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale - Friday, May 20, 2016

Martin Stevens brings you all the action as it happens live from the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale

    You can follow how pinhooks are faring on the index of previously sold lots here



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    Lot 35 ch c Zoffany-One A Gazelle (Montjeu)

    A good pinhooking result for Norman Williamson's Oak Tree Farm as his son of Zoffany out of Darkling, a Montjeu mare closely related to Coronation Cup and St Leger winner Scorpion, is knocked down to Jamie Lloyd for €72,000.

    Mags O'Toole bought the colt for 27,000gns from Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

    He will go into training with Marco Botti.
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    Lot 38 br c Invincible Spirit-Dffra (Refuse To Bend)

    A six-figure price is achieved for the first time this year as Adam Driver sees off all challengers at €160,000 for one of two Invincible Spirit two-year-olds in the catalogue, this one a colt out of the Refuse To Bend mare Dffra, a half-sister to Sweet Solera Stakes winner Albabilia, from Oghill House Stud.

    Driver said: "He did a really good, fast breeze and was moving great when we went back to see him this morning. He's a really strong, powerful, muscular individual."

    He added the colt would likely go into training in the UK and will go back to Newmarket where a trainer will be decided.
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    Lot 40 b c Kodiac-Sutton Veny (Acclamation)

    It doesn't take long for another six-figure price to arrive as David Redvers is successful at €100,000 for a colt from Tally-Ho Stud by the operation's flagship sire Kodiac out of five-time winner Sutton Veny.

    The salubrious Goresbridge sales complex is unlikely to have been graced by many sheikhs, but Sheikh Fahad is on hand to cast his eye over the lots on offer.

    Redvers said: "We've had luck with Kodiacs from Tally-Ho Stud at this sale, so we're going back to the goldmine. This colt did one of the most impressive breezes too."

    Redvers' previous Kodiac purchases from Tally-Ho Stud at this sale include Group 3 winner Bear Cheek and Listed scorer Terror.

    No trainer has been decided for the latest acquisition.

    The Kodiac colt was bought back by Tally-Ho Stud for just 19,000gns when offered as a foal at Tattersalls.


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    Lot 49 b c Kyllachy-Super Midge (Royal Applause)

    Adam Driver strikes again at €155,000 for this colt from Grove Stud.

    He was a shrewd pinhook by Brendan Holland, as he cost only 32,000gns at Book 2 of last year's October Yearling Sale and since the purchase his half-sister Squash has finished second in the Nell Gwyn Stakes and third in the Chartwell Fillies' Stakes.
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    Lot 207 ch c Rock Of Gibraltar-Sweet Sioux (Halling)

    Another good pinhooking result for Knockanglass Stables as this Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of a Halling half-sister to the useful First Mohican.

    Bought for €15,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale, he is resold to John McGrath for €60,000.
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