THE Henry de Bromhead-trained Atlantic Fairy, winner of a listed novice hurdle at Navan and sixth in a Fairyhouse Grade 1 behind Skyace, is one of 28 lots set to go through ThoroughBid’s online ring at 6pm this Sunday.
An eight-year-old mare by Jeremy, Atlantic Fairy only ran six times on the track, winning twice and placing twice.
The full catalogue offers eight pointers, who all qualify for ThoroughBid’s Point2Rules Bonus, blacktype broodmares, and horses in training, ranging from two-year-old colts to Gavin Cromwell’s exciting bumper runner-up, Ahead Of The Posse, who finished second when beaten by a short head earlier this month at Ballinrobe.
Cromwell said: “Ahead Of The Posse is a lovely, loose-moving horse and a progressive type who I think will win his bumper the next day.
“He’ll be a nice horse to go hurdling with and then I think he’ll develop into a good staying chaser.”
Commandingpresence, a second representative of de Bromhead in the sale, is a Punchestown maiden hurdle winner with a career-high rating of 137, the mark he ran under in last year’s Martin Pipe at Cheltenham.
There will be no less than eight lots going under the online hammer aiming to replicate Grandero Bello’s success in securing ThoroughBid’s Point2Rules bonus. Among them, and hoping to claim the full £15,000 available to British p2p graduates, is Maurice Linehan’s Far From Over. The gelding was a comfortable winner in a 10-runner Larkhill maiden on debut in February and shares the same sire (Valirann) as recent Sandown winner Knappers Hill.
Sprucefrontiers is another that will have bonus hopes in his sights, having made a promising debut at Dromahane to earn a rating of 82 and Who’s Houdini, who looked like a winner in waiting at Monksgrange last Sunday before falling at the last.
Both of his raced siblings are blacktype performers over obstacles, including full-sister Roseys Hollow, who defeated Royal Kahala when landing a Grade 3 novice hurdle last year.
Old Folk Tale was second on his most recent point-to-point and has a rating of 85, and the winner of that race has subsequently sold for £200,000.
Of the exciting broodmares on offer alongside blacktype performer Atlantic Fairy is Moyode Gold, who is a half-sister to the 140-rated, Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Hollow Games, currently in training with Gordon Elliott. Moyode Gold is a winner herself and is offered in foal to the exciting new stallion Fifty Stars.
Since its launch in September, ThoroughBid’s highlights include selling the Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival-winning Belfast Banter for £130,000, completing six auctions, and securing an average sale price of £17,000 while facilitating sales to the UK, Ireland, USA, and Kuwait.