AU Fleuron’ proved the star attraction of the Tattersalls Cheltenham March Sale when selling to Bective Stud and Gordon Elliott for £220,000. The four-year-old son of ‘Crillon’ ran out an impressive debut winner of his Point to Point Bumper for Denis Murphy at Tipperary on March 24. He attracted bids from a number of different parties, including underbidder Matt Coleman, but he was knocked down to Bective Stud and Gordon Elliott for £220,000.
Lot 227 ‘Ballybough Native’ will be headed to the County Waterford base of Gold Cup winning trainer Henry De Bromhead, who struck the winning of £195,000 bid via telephone. The son of ‘Shirocco’ was the 13-length winner of his Point to Point Bumper for Ian McCarthy.
Cormac Doyle of Monbeg Stables offered a four-year-old son of ‘Telescope’, Lot 215 ‘Pay The Pilot’, who was runner up on debut in a Point to Point Bumper at Punchestown. The gelding showed a striking turn of foot on his only start to date and will now be trained by Kim Bailey after being purchased for £130,000 by Aiden Murphy.
Lot 225 ‘Complete Unknown’, consigned by Jonathan Fogarty, caught the imagination of a number of bidders, but it was Tom Malone and Megan Nicholls who secured the Thurles Bumper winner for £115,000.
The sixth Lot to realise six figures was Milestone Stables’ ‘Ernest Gray’, who was knocked down to Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock for £105,000 after winning his Point to Point Bumper at Punchestown.
With the Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) announcement that Irish point to pointing is set to resume on April 10 and English pointing back in full swing, Tattersalls Cheltenham now looks forward to the Cheltenham April Sale at Park Paddocks, Newmarket on Friday, April 23.
Nominations for the Cheltenham April Sale are open and can be made my contacting a member of the Tattersalls Cheltenham Team.
March sale statistics
Lots Catalogued: 34
Lots Withdrawn: 7
Lots Offered: 27
Lots Unsold: 2
Lots Sold: 25
Total Value (£): 1,779,000
Median Value (£): 55,000
Average Value (£): 71,160
% Offered Lots Sold: 93 per cent
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