WILSON Dennison and Colin McKeever sold three lots which were among the best of the week, and two of them had updated their form significantly since failing to sell earlier this year.

Owner Ashley Brooks will have his colours carried by Ballymackie, a winner twice this year, by 19 lengths at Punchestown and in a winners’ race at Loughanmore, and this son of Califet will now join Laura Morgan’s yard. He cost connections £160,000.

The five-year-old Kerryhill, a €65,000 foal buy, is very well related, and the Soldier Of Fortune five-year-old was runner-up on his debut at Kirkistown last November, and won at Necarne second time out in April. Tom Malone may well have bagged a value lot, given the belief handler McKeever has in the gelding, and the £115,000 purchase will be trained by Ruth Jefferson.

Rob James was among the leading vendors and buyers and he paid £100,000 for Ballybentragh, a five-year-old son of Fame And Glory who won on his pointing debut and was runner-up next time out. He is a half-brother to a pair of ultrasmart performers in Bright New Dawn and Lyrical Theatre.