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Five Irish pointers fetch £200,000+ at Cheltenham Sale
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Five Irish pointers fetch £200,000+ at Cheltenham Sale
on 21 April 2017
Great demand for young horses with a winning bracket at Thursday's auction

THE appetite of the leading owners and trainers for Irish point-to-pointers showed no sign of slowing down at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sale on Thursday evening when five horses, all recent winners, sold for more than £200,000 each.

Topping the sale was the five-year-old Alkaadhem gelding Global Citizen, who was described as “an aeroplane” by trainer Willie Murphy after he had made a highly impressive winning debut earlier this month. He was bought here by Stroud Coleman Bloodstock for £275,000 and will reportedly be trained by Jonjo O'Neill.

Two lots made £250,000. The first was Brewin’upastorm, who won at Quakerstown in Co Clare on Easter Sunday for handler Tim Hyde. His new trainer is Dan Skelton.

Gordon Elliott will be training £250,000 purchase Mr Lingo, a winner at Dromahane recently for handler Joe Ryan and his son Josh. The Curtain Time gelding is a half-brother to Galway Plate winner Bob Lingo.

Elliott also secured Battleoverdoyen, who won at Loughanmore last Saturday for handler Jerry Cosgrave. This four-year-old cost £235,000 at Cheltenham.

The fifth pointer to breach the £200,000 mark was Chooseyourweapon, a winner at Inch just a week ago for ‘Monbeg’ handler Donnchadh Doyle. This son of Flemensfirth was purchased for £210,000 by Welsh trainer Evan Williams, who also paid £170,000 for another Inch winner Tossapenny, formerly trained by Denis Murphy.

Working with bloodstock agent Mags O’Toole, Noel Meade also bagged a couple of promising sorts in the shape of Active Force (£165,000) and Heroesandvillains (£140,000), winners of two divisions of a four-year-old maiden at Courtown in Wexford recently. The former was trained by Denis Murphy while the latter came from Donnchadh Doyle’s yard.


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