THERE was a distinctly Gallic flavour to the results of the Doncaster Spring Store Sale held by Goffs UK this week, with many French stallions featuring at the head of the market, alongside Kayf Tara, the best National Hunt sire in recent generations to stand in Britain.

Furthermore, five of the top 11 lots, all of which brought £80,000 or more in the ring and all of whom are three-year-olds, were fillies.