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Variety is the appeal at final DBS sale of year.

Byline: George Kimberley

DBS December Sales Where/when DBS sales complex, Doncaster, today. Selling starts 10am Website 2008 Sale results 47 horses offered and 213 sold for an aggregate of pounds 1,124,150, an average of pounds 5,227 and a median of pounds 2,000 THE final sale of the DBS 2009 calendar is today's December Sale with a catalogue of 285 yearlings, broodmares and Flat and jumps horses in and out of training.

Jethro Bloodstock have three nicely bred unraced jumping mares on offer, starting with an Alflora half-sister to Aran Concerto (79) from the family of Run For Free, in foal to Kayf Tara. Precious Lady (80) is out of a sister to Best Mate, whereas Marabunta (81) is out of a sister to Bilboa from the family of Mansonnien; both are in foal to Flemensfirth.

A yearling colt by Majestic Missile, who is a half-brother to Funfair Wane (17), is followed in the ring by a High Chaparral colt (18) out of a half-sister to Showcasing and Camacho. Two unraced two-year-old colts, one by Zafeen out of German 1,000 Guineas winner Dakhla Oasis (214) and the other by Shamardal out of Listed winner Presto Vento (157), also appeal on paper.

Ajig Dancer (66) has already bred the German Group 2 winner Ajigolo as well as two Listedplaced performers. The 14-yearold mare is from Norman Court Stud, who also offer Ajig Dancer's five-year-old daughter by Fraam (68), both in foal to Sixties Icon.

Double Expresso (198) won a good Southwell bumper with a penalty last time, and is by Kayf Tara from the family of Bosun's Mate and Young Hustler.

John Gosden's Clarehaven Stables send up Troopingthecolour (160), and Time Book (161), both three-year-old colts who have won their maidens since publication of the catalogue, and the winning juvenile Dormer Fleet (162).

Befortyfour (166) is a sprinter of Michael Jarvis's with an official rating of 102, and from Kevin Ryan's are Haltela (172), Gillburg (173), Tiger Dream (174), Undaunted Affair (175) and Double Banded (176) all with official ratings in the 70s or 80s.

Alan Swinbank's Knockaveen (182) was placed in all three of her bumpers and won her first, and Swinbank's Ignotus (181) was a Grade 2 hurdle winner.

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 7, 2009
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