Half to GISW Slumber Highlights Doncaster Breeze Up Catalogue

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Doncaster Breeze-Up grad A’Ali | Scoop Dyga

The catalogue for the Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze Up Sale, featuring a Kodiac (GB) half-brother to GI Manhattan S. victor Slumber (GB) (Cacique {Ire}) (lot 154) from Grove Stud, is now online. A total of 165 juveniles will aim to follow in the hoofsteps of 2019 Royal Ascot scorer A’Ali (Ire) (Society Rock {Ire}) who saluted in the G2 Norfolk S. and last year’s £450,000 sale topper Al Raya (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}), who went on to claim the G3 Prix d’Arenberg at Chantilly in August. The breeze-up portion of the sale will take place at Doncaster Racecourse beginning at 11 a.m. on Apr. 22, with the sale starting at the same time one day later at the Doncaster Sales Complex.

The catalogue boasts offspring from a variety of sires including Invincible Spirit (Ire)’s son Kingman who has one juvenile–a Gaybrook Lodge Stud-consigned colt as lot 31. He is a product of the SP Asaawir (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}) and is also a half-brother to GSPs Marsh Hawk (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) and Hairy Rocket (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). French sire Siyouni (Fr) has a filly (lot 61) also slated to self from Gaybrook Lodge. The latter is out of an Oasis Dream (GB) half-sister to Group 3 winner Pincheck (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

Kingman’s crop-mate No Nay Never has four entered, one a colt from Mocklershill’s draft as lot 83 from the extended family of G1 Prix Jean Prat winner Zelzal (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). Among Dark Angel (Ire)’s juveniles is a Yeomanstown Stud-consigned filly (lot 120) out of MGSW New Providence (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}), while Al Raya (GB)’s Muhaarar (GB) half-sister (lot 64) hails from the Longways Stables draft. Awtaad (Ire) is the sire of record for a brown colt (lot 80) out of Holda (Ire) (Docksider) and thus a half-brother to Grade I winner Blond Me (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}) from Tally-Ho Stud. Longways Stables offers a Lope de Vega (Ire) colt out of Abbagnato (GB) (Green Desert), herself a half-sister to G1SW Field of Hope (Ire) (Selkirk) as (lot 23).

U.S. Champion First-Season Sire American Pharoah is represented by two colts: Oak Tree Farm’s lot 65, a son of GIII Santa Ysabel S. heroine and GI Santa Anita Oaks third Final Fling (Bertrand); while four lots later Star Bloodstock offers lot 69, a bay colt out of MSW and GI Garden City S. third-place finisher Gitchee Goomie (City Zip).

The 2015 Triple Crown winner is not the only U.S. sire represented. CH Thoroughbreds’ Blame colt out of Inventing Paradise (Mr. Prospector) is offered as lot 84, a SP daughter of the blue hen Miesque (Nureyev). Tally-Ho Stud’s draft includes a Dialed In colt (lot 128) out of MSW Plaid (Deputy Commander), already the dam of GSW and GI Preakness S. third Senior Investment (Discreetly Mine). Lot 5 is a colt by Distorted Humor out of a full-sister to GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile H. hero Ring Weekend (Tapit) from the draft of Mocklershill.

In 2019, 111 2-year-olds sold (84%) of 130 offered for a gross of £5,078,250, averaging £45,750 (+16%) with a median of £26,000 (+5%).

“This sale has had an exceptional year with another Royal Ascot winner in A’Ali heading a very smart group of five stakes winning 2-year-old graduates,” said Goffs UK Managing Director Tim kent. “Combined with what was a strong 2019 sale– consignors have really backed us and have sent some outstanding horses. The result is a catalogue among the strongest produced in the sale’s 43-year history.

“As per previous years, all horses are eligible for the Swedish Derby and Oaks Series which has proven a big success for the sale with Red Cactus (Hard Spun) winning the Swedish Derby last year. The global appeal of this sale continues to grow and we look forward to welcoming a large domestic and international audience to Doncaster on Apr. 22-23.”

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