Milan Gelding Tops Derby Sale Day 1

Lot 145 topped the first day of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale | Tattersalls Ireland

A 3-year-old gelding by Milan (GB), a half-brother to the ill-fated Grade 1 bumper winner Fayonagh (Ire) (Kalanisi {Ire}), took top honours during the first day of trade at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on Tuesday.

Consigned as lot 145, the attractive bay hailed from Castledillon Stud's draft and was knocked down to Aidan O'Ryan and Gordon Elliott for €195,000. He is from the extended family of the Flat SP Solerina (Ire) (Toulon {GB}), who would become a two-time Grade 1 hurdle winner.

Three other lots made six figures, with a filly by Walk In The Park (Ire) (lot 79) snapped up by Mags O'Toole and Tom Malone for €110,000. The Liss House offering is a half-sister to MG1SW chaser Rogue Angel (Ire) (Presenting {GB}). Authorized (Ire)'s lot 92, a gelding out of Cocopalm (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}) consigned by Moanmore Stables, was acquired by Highflyer Bloodstock for €105,000. Mount Brown Farm's lot 205, a Flemensfirth gelding, caught the eye of Jim Mangan and changed hands for €100,000.

The aggregate after the first day of the Derby Sale was €4,328,700, with an average of €37,641 for the 115 lots (73%) sold. The median was €30,000. Wednesday's session will start at 11:30 a.m. local time.

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