THE Goffs UK Spring HIT/P2P Sale at Doncaster got off to a tremendous start with a cast of top-end pointers and bumper horses producing eight lots selling for six-figure sums and two surpassing £300,000.
Owner Roger Brookhouse has found success at this sale in the past having purchased the Grade 1 Cheltenham Festival winner Summerville Boy and will be hoping his latest purchase follows in his steps as he bid a sale topping £375,000 for the debut-winning pointer Lets Go Champ (Lot 479).
Offered by Donnchadh Doyle’s Monbeg Stables, the four-year-old was impressive when winning at Bartlemy and attracted bids from around the ring before the hammer fell.
Mister Coffey was another to turn heads in the Doncaster ring following his debut bumper win at Huntingdon for Harry Whittington, and after heated bidding from multiple parties he went the way of Tom Lacey for £340,000.
Yesterday’s store session saw Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls secure two of the session’s top four lots and the pair were again active at the top of the market, going to £170,000 to purchase James Doyle’s debut-winning four-year-old pointer Skatman (Lot 472).
Other highlights from today included Philip Rowley’s four-year-old filly Blossoming Forth (Lot 478), a representative of the UK pointing ranks, which sold to Bobby O'Ryan and Ruth Jefferson for £130,000 and the annual Million In Mind Dispersal which was topped by the dual winner Dream du Grand Val which was purchased by Gleadhill House Stud for £75,000.
Day two of the Goffs UK Spring HIT/P2P Sale at Doncaster will commence at 10am and will offer a day of horses-in-training featuring dispersals from Brittas House Stud and the Grech & Parkin Partnership.
Spring HIT/P2P Sale – Day 1 Statistics
Sold: 170 (82%)
Aggregate: £4,756,100 (+21%)
Average: £27,977 (-5%)
Median: £15,000 (-8%)