RECENT Leopardstown bumper winner Dark Raven is a late addition to next Tuesday’s Tattersalls Online March Sale.
There are 35 lots catalogued and they include the final instalment of the complete dispersal from the late Peter Magnier’s Brittas House Stud.
The dispersal is headed by the eight-year-old listed-winning mare We Are Ninety, who is offered in-foal to Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Sottsass, and with a filly foal at foot by Calyx.
We Are Ninety’s half-sister by Ten Sovereigns will be the first foal by the dual Group 1 winning sprinter to be offered at auction.
Magnier bred the Group 1 winners Listen and Sequoyah from their grandam Brigid.
The Brittas House Stud dispersal also includes the Galileo mares Innocent Air and Zee Zee Gee, who will be offered in foal to Zoffany and No Nay Never respectively.
Zee Zee Gee, a daughter of the Group 1 winner Zee Zee Top from the family of the great Reprocolor, will be joined by her yearling filly by No Nay Never and the dispersal is completed by the dual winner Combine, a four-year-old daughter of Zoffany out of the Group 3-placed Unity, who has been covered by Sea The Moon.
The headline act amongst the National Hunt prospects in the sale is Dark Raven, currently the top-rated four-year-old bumper horse in Ireland courtesy of a hugely impressive winning debut in a recent Leopardstown bumper for Willie Mullins and owner Patrick McCormack, The Malinas gelding is likely to be among the favourites for the €100,000 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Bumper at Fairyhouse over Easter.
Last Sunday’s Limerick maiden hurdle winner Behind The Wall has been put in the sale by James McAuley.
Culworth Grounds Farm will also offer a well-bred store by No Risk At All, the sire of last year’s Champion Hurdle winner Epatante and this week’s Ryanair Chase winner Allaho. The four-year-old gelding hails from the family of successful National Hunt sire Jukebox Jury.
Entries with good form on the flat include the Joseph O’Brien-trained Falsaron, a three-year-old colt by No Nay Never, who was placed behind the Group 3 Tyros Stakes winner Military Style at two and showed plenty of promise when runner-up at Dundalk last Friday.
The sale will also feature Eve Johnson Houghton’s three-year-old Percy Willis.
Prospective purchasers are required to register or login and join the sale ahead of the commencement of bidding, subject to approval by the Tattersalls accounts team.
Bidding on all lots opens at noon on Monday and will close from noon on Tuesday.