Land Rover Bumper Winner Vision Des Flos was the star attraction at the Goffs Punchestown Sale on Thursday evening, selling for €270,000. He was bought by agent Tom Malone on behalf of owners Alan and Ann Potts.
Vision Des Flos was one of nine lots sold for six-figure sums during the session. An exciting winner of the Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown on Tuesday for Robert Tyner, Vision Des Flos was owned by Pauric O'Connor and was ridden to win at Punchestown by Derek O'Connor.
The four-year-old gelding by Balko is now a dual Goffs graduate having been purchased in last year’s Land Rover Sale by Pauric O’Connor from Oak Tree Farm for €25,000.
Minutestomidnight, the impressive winner of the Grade 3 Weatherbys Mares Bumper at Punchestown on Wednesday, was sold for €200,000 to British owner David Dunsdon.
Trainer in-form Jessica Harrington was the purchaser of Not Many Left for €150,000 from Colin Bowe’s Milestone Stables. The son of Oscar looked a smart prospect when winning the four-year-old maiden at Largy last weekend.
Michael Buckley, owner of Cheltenham winner Rule The World, succeeded in acquiring point-to-point runner-up Burrows Edge for €140,000 from handler Warren Ewing. This gelding by Martaline was second to the aforementioned Not Many Left at Largy last Saturday.
Leading purchaser Tom Malone’s other purchases included giving €125,000 for Senor Lombardy, a notable winner of a five-year-old maiden at Fairyhouse last weekend for Colin Bowe, while David Minton of Highflyer Bloodstock was also busy purchasing three lots.
Goffs' Henry Beeby commented: "There is no doubt that this year’s catalogue was the measure of any, with over half the catalogue having produced their form within the last week. That led to a superb trade and a record number of six-figure transactions and huge gains in every statistic, headed by an impressive 88% clearance rate."
Aggregate: €1,691,000 (+61%)
Average: €112,733 (+50%)
Median: €100,000 (+57%)
Clearance Rate: 88%
2017 Top Lot: €270,000 (2016 Top Lot: €200,000)
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