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First six figure pointer sold of new season

The first six-figure point-to-pointer was sold of the new season when Castletown-Geoghegan winner Do Your Job topped the Goffs UK Autumn sale.

The son of Fame And Glory was returning to the Doncaster sales ring having been bought at the same venue for £28,000 at a dispersal of horses from the late Graham Roach.

Making much of the running at the Co. Westmeath venue on the opening weekend of the season, the five-year-old got the better of Elmdale by five lengths to form one leg of a three-timer for Barry O’Neill.

Enter the ring as lot 81, Colin Bowe’s charge was ultimately knocked down to Derek O’Connor and owner Mark Dunphy for £150,000.

 “We are delighted to have purchased him, he was the standout lot today and is to go into training with Claire Dyson,” commented O'Connor.

“He’s an athletic type and Colin has produced some cracking horses such as Samcro and Malone Road so hopefully he can follow in their footsteps.”

Another of Bowe’s Castletown-Geoghegan winners also featured prominently at the sale with Pennyforapound, a two-time at the Westmeath course, joining Rebecca Curtis, having been knocked down for £40,000.

Donnchadh Doyle brought Press Your Luck to the market swiftly after he got his head in front at the third time of asking, having only won his maiden five days earlier at Portrush.

The Doyen gelding also realised £40,000 having been bought by Ed Stapleton and Chris Gordon.

Elsewhere, John Nallen’s recent Tinahely runner-up Minella Wizard was sold to Highflyer Bloodstock for £30,000, whilst Michael Flannery’s Sani Pass, who finished second to For Rita at Castletown-Geoghegan, went to Henry de Bromhead for £16,000.

Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams commented: “Today’s sale demonstrated once again the strength at the top of the market with the Listed placed and four-time winner Buzz and debut winning Irish pointer Do Your Job selling well – the later matching last year’s top price of £150,000.

“This sale has produced some outstanding racehorses such as the triple Gr.1 winner Supasundae and we wish our buyers, who have travelled from throughout Europe and the Middle East, the very best of luck with their purchases.”

Sale Statistics (no yearling session in 2019)
Offered: 143   
Sold: 100 (70%)
Aggregate: £890,200 (-41%)
Average: £8,902 (-22%)
Median: £4,000    (-20%)



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