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Warren Ewing-trained Only The Bold tops Cheltenham Sale

The Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale saw some pleasing results at the renewal of the February Sale.

Selling returned to the Prestbury Park venue this afternoon, with 51 lots on offer.
The sale saw 28 of the 51 lots offered exchanging hands, the aggregate concluded on £2,282,000, the average on £81,500, and the median on £70,000.
The highlight of the afternoon was the Warren Ewing-trained Only The Bold (Lot 30), who was a very impressive winner recently at Tyrella, taking his maiden by nine lengths. He topped the sale at £215,000, changing hands to Evan Williams.
The Colin Bowe-trained daughter of Jet Away, Brandy Love (Lot 41) made £200,000, following her recent impressive debut and sold to Harold Kirk.
Bowe also made fancy money with his son of Imperial Monarch, Star Gate (Lot 13), a debutant-winner at Bellharbour where he beat Womalko by three lengths. He changed hands to Evan Williams for £140,000.
Colin Bowe also trained Glenglass (Lot 25) to win a four-year-old maiden at Tallow two weeks ago, beating Poppa Poutine by a length. He changed hands to the combination of Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for £155,000.
The aforementioned son of Sholokhov, Poppa Poutine (Lot 37) sold for £100,000 to Ian Ferguson from Denis Murphy's Ballyboy Stables in Co. Wexford.
Denis Murphy also produced Guardino (Lot 26) to finish second to Supreme Jet on his debut at Oldtown last weekend, and Ben Pauling splashed out £170,000 for this son of Authorized.
An impressive winner at Bellharbour recently, John Nallen's five-year-old son of Beat Hollow, Minella Escape (Lot 29) made £100,000.
Sean Doyle's five-year-old daughter of Yeats, Timeless Beauty (Lot 36)  sold to the McNeill family for £100,000. She took the five-year-old and upwards mares' maiden at Oldtown last weekend, beating Passion View by three lengths.
Tallow For Coal was one of 19 lots to sell for £50,000 or more, with other lots to feature including Colin Bowe's Velvet Elvis (Lot 47), who sold to John McConnell for £95,000, along with Brooksway Fair, a debutant winner at Knockmullen House, selling to Evan Williams for £80,000.
At the conclusion of the sale, Matt Prior, Head of Cheltenham Sales commented; 
“This sale has produced two of the most exciting horses this season in Envoi Allen and Asterion Forlonge. As a result of this, we welcomed a large selection of Irish and UK trainers and agents which produced.
“We now look forward to the Cheltenham Festival where we will host our next sale after racing on Thursday 12 March, as well as cheering on our many graduates who hold leading chances for the week.”

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