JUDDMONTE stallion Kingman was responsible for the three top lots this week at Goffs.

Details of the highest-priced foal are carried on the opposite page, and it was Juddmonte’s Barry Mahon who bought the second most expensive foal when paying €530,000 for a Kingman colt consigned by Roundhill Stud.

This foal is a half-brother to this year’s listed-winning three-year-old Zanbaq and his sale followed hot on the heels of his Night Of Thunder half-sister fetching €350,000 at the Orby Sale. This colt comes from a superb Roundhill family that has produced the likes of the champion juvenile Rizeena.

The impressive Kingman triumvirate was completed by a filly from The Castlebridge Consignment who made €460,000. She was bought by Shingo Hashimoto on behalf of Katsumi Yoshida and is the first produce of a winning own-sister to the Group 1-winning two-year-old Gear Up. The dam of this foal was picked up for €160,000 at this sale two years ago.

Swordlestown Little

The opening hours of Wednesday’s session were dominated by Des Leadon and Mariann Klay’s Swordlestown Little who supplied two extremely popular Wootton Bassett foals. The first to sell was a half-sister to the dual Group 2 heroine Terebellum out of the Brownstown Stakes winner Marvada and she was bought by Tally-Ho Stud, the sale’s leading purchaser, for €280,000 with a view to being reoffered next autumn.

Even better was to come when Swordlestown Little offered a colt by the sire who cost Juddmonte €330,000. This colt is a half-brother to the Juddmonte-owned Arrest – a €440,000 November Foal Sale graduate – who emerged as one of the season’s best two-year-olds with a narrow defeat in the Group 1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud last month.

They are out of Nisriyna who was picked up for a mere €2,000 here in 2010. Since then she has produced the high class Hong Kong-based runner Dinozzo and the stakes-placed sprinter Spring Loaded.

Leading sires

A number of leading sires made an impact over the course of Wednesday’s marquee session and among them was No Nay Never who supplied a colt from Michael O’Flynn’s Rockfield Farm who cost €330,000. The first produce of the stakes-winning Piece Of Paradise was knocked down to Rockbank Bloodstock.

The top priced Lope De Vega foal on offer this week was a €310,000 colt from Ballylinch Stud who was bought by Trinity Bloodstock. He is out of a listed-winning Kodiac mare whose siblings include the very smart Lope De Vega two-year-old Platinum Star.

The select group of Night Of Thunder foals on offer were headed by a €280,000 colt out of the out of a French stakes winner and he was snapped up by Philipp Stauffenberg.