Doyles Buy Top Pair At Tatts Ireland

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Agents Peter and Ross Doyle secured the two highest-priced lots at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale on Thursday when the sale shifted down a gear for the two-session Part II. The session overall saw 144 yearlings change hands for €1,110,400, at a buyback rate of 29.4%. The average for the day was €7,711, and the median €5,500. Last year’s Part II was comprised of just one session, during which 182 youngsters were sold for €1,636,200 at a 14.2% buyback rate. The average 12 months ago was €7,000.

Trade was topped by lot 706, a Dandy Man filly offered by Ballyhane Stud, at €46,000. “This filly is fairly typical of a Dandy Man,” said Doyle. “She is a good physical, a strong sort and a good walker. She has good attitude and has been bought on spec for Richard Hannon. Dandy Man is a good solid sire and she has a decent pedigree.”

The filly’s grand-dam is Ionian Sea (GB), dam of six black-type horses including the G1 Grand Prix de Paris winner Imperial Monarch (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), G3 Ormonde S. winner Mount Athos (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) and the G1 Epsom Derby runner-up, The Great Gatsby (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells).

Doyle also signed for the session’s highest-priced colt, a son of Arakan from Ardreigh Stud (lot 594), at €40,000.

“He reminded us a lot of Dick Turpin and Trumpet Major–both sons of Arakan whom we bought here,” said Doyle.

The second session of Part II begins Friday at 10 a.m.

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