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Horse Racing: BLOODSTOCK DESK - Leading consignors again well represented at Goffs France breeze-up.

Byline: Rachel Pagones and Amy Bennett

GOFFS FRANCE has catalogued 130 lots for the company's 18th annual breeze-up sale, taking place on Saturday, April 22, at Saint-Cloud racecourse, writes Amy Bennett.

Last year's auction recorded good results, with both aggregate and average rising by 21 per cent and 17 per cent to EUR1,610,000 and EUR20,909 respectively. The top lot, supplied by Mark Dwyer's Oaks Farm Stables, was a colt by Tiger Hill, snapped up by Jean Claude Rouget for EUR68,000. The highest-priced filly, a daughter of Peintre Celebre bought for EUR56,000, was consigned by Willie Browne's Mocklershill Stables.

Both consignors have several lots catalogued at this year's renewal, along with another leading breeze-up consignor, Bansha House Stables.

Among the stallions with representatives are Bertolini, Cadeaux Genereux, Red Ransom, Daylami, Grand Lodge, In The Wings, Lomitas, Mull Of Kintyre, Key Of Luck, Tale Of The Cat and Tiger Hill, as well as French sires including Highest Honor, Kingsalsa, Marchand de Sable and Starborough.

First-crop sires are responsible for more than 20 of the catalogued lots, including Daliapour, Golan, Invincible Spirit, Noverre, Sakhee and the first French crop of Numerous.

Some eyecatching lots include an Imperial Ballet half-brother to the Group 1-placed juvenile Top Seed' a Barathea filly out of a half-sister to Kalanisi' an Indian Lodge colt out of a half-sister to the July Cup winner Owington' and a colt by Highest Honor out of the Group-placed Loretta Gianni.

Among the larger drafts from British and Irish consignors, Oaks Farm Stables offers a half-brother to the Group 3 winner Australie by Grand Lodge, while Bansha House consigns a half-sister to the smart juvenile Flowington, by Fruits Of Love, and Mocklershill offers a Gorse filly from the immediate family of multiple Group winner Asteroid Field.


Inca Trail, one of 155 horses catalogued, will sell at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' Lincoln Sale two weeks before a possible engagement at Aintree
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2006
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