GORDON Elliott continued to strengthen the Cullentra House ranks at the Goffs UK Spring Sale on Wednesday when co-signing for the day's top-priced lot, Happy D'Ex.
The French-bred four-year-old filly won a point-to-point at Dromahane by 15 lengths on May 2nd for handler Denis Murphy.
Elliott's name was also on the ticket for £100,000 purchase Curtain Tim, a winner at Necarne last weekend for Cormac Doyle.
Phil Rowley’s debut Cheltenham bumper winner The Player Queen was sold to Gerry Hogan and Rose Dobbin for £140,000.
Warren Ewing produced two headline lots today, the debut points placed Constitution Hill was sold to Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows for £120,000, and points winner Git Maker was knocked down to Tom Malone and Jamie Snowden for £105,000.
Malone and Snowden also went to £115,000 for Donnchadh Doyle’s placed pointer Super Survivor.
There was a 92% clearance rate at Wednesday's session, while the average (£31,812) and median (£22,000) prices were records for day one of this sale.
The sale concludes on Thursday with horses in training.
DAY ONE STATISTICS (compared to 2019)
Sold: 144 (92%)
Aggregate: £4,580,900 (-4%)
Average: £31,812 (+14%)
Median: £22,000 (+52%)
FULL SALE REPORT & STATISTICS IN THE IRISH FIELD NEXT WEEKEND