Goresbridge breeze-up sales is the largest European breeze-up sale and with over 250 two-year-olds on offer the gallop held at Gowran Park racecourse was not for the faint-hearted lasting 4 1/2 hours. However, there were some nice horses on offer and plenty of buyers at the sale looking for some value and I was very pleased to purchase 4 nice prospects.
The first purchase was Lot 24 a filly by Delegator out of the winning Medicean mare Arabela. This filly struck me in her breeze for being very genuine, putting her head down and clearly trying hard. Her pedigree includes Group 1 performers including Azamour, Arazan & Astarabad and she looks like she will be a 7f 2-year-old. She cost €27,000 and will be trained by John Quinn.
The second purchase was Lot 36 a filly by Dark Angel out of the Hawk Wing mare Bon Ton Roulet. Bon Ton Roulet is the dam of 2 winners from 2 runners and this filly breezed well and is closely related to Lowther Stakes winner Infamous Angel. At €15,000 she represented excellent value and will be trained by John Quinn.
The third purchase was Lot 43 a colt by Dragon Pulse out of the 100-rated mare Delphie Queen. This colt breezed a fast time and is related to the smart performer Fast Finian and by a stallion who has made a good start with his first 2-year-olds. He cost €50,000 and will be trained by Ron Harris.
The fourth and final purchase was Lot 124 a filly by Arcano out of the 97 rated mare Cornakill. This filly is the first foal out of the mare and breezed well and came highly recommended by Willie Browne from Mocklershill Stable. The filly cost €26,000 and will be trained by John Quinn.
If you are interested in any of the fillies above please make contact with Richard on +447769 349240 or email [email protected]