A top price of £180,000 in addition to 9 horses selling for £100,000 or more produced an impressive increased set of returns with the aggregate finishing on £2,851,000 (+125%), the average on £64,795 (+28%) and the median on £57,500 (+22%). The clearance rate concluded on 83%.
Monbeg Stables' Cormac Doyle consigned the top lot of the day, Coconut Splash (Lot 17), a four-year-old gelding by Stowaway who was a four length winner on debut at Castletown-Geoghegan. The smart sort was secured by Evan Williams for £180,000.
Further stand-out lots on a strong day of selling included Bride Park Stables - Eamonn Gallagher's Idas Boy (Lot 58), the eight-length winner at Dromahane being knocked down to Margaret O'Toole and Noel Meade for £155,000, Denis Murphy's Ballyboy Stables consigned winning four-year-old Grangeclare Native (Lot 44) selling to Margaret O'Toole and Gordon Elliott for £125,000 and Francesca Nimmo's Station Yard consigned Switch Hitter (Lot 40), a debut winner of a Maiden at Maisemore and selling to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for £120,000.
At the conclusion of the sale, Director of Horse in Training Sales Richard Pugh commented;
"The strong demand witnessed at today's sale has resulted in a positive increased clearance rate of 83%. The sale has showed real strength and depth at every level of the market. It was particularly pleasing to see British Point to Pointer Switch Hitter make £120,000 which highlights the increased quality of young pointers in the UK.
"We now look forward to the Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale. This venue continually rewards vendors who send promising young Point to Pointers and Form horses to us where they can stand out in a select environment."