Cormac Doyle makes a splash at Cheltenham

Cormac Doyle's, Coconut Splash, topped this afternoon's Cheltenham sale- Photo courtesy of Tattersalls Ireland.

Cormac Doyle’s, Monbeg Stables’, consigned the top lot of the day at Tattersalls April Sale at Cheltenham on Friday afternoon. Coconut Splash, a four-year-old gelding by Stowaway who was a four length winner on debut at Castletown-Geoghegan. This smart sort was secured by Evan Williams for £180,000.

Denis Murphy’s Grangeclare Native won a Curraghmore 4yo maiden last Sunday, this afternoon, Margaret O’Toole and Gordon Elliott went to £125,000 to secure the Shantou gelding.

Cormac Doyle’s, Dromahane winner, Bobhopeornohope, was a £105,000 purchase for Aiden Murphy and Kim Bailey.

At the conclusion of the sale, Director of Horse in Training Sales Richard Pugh commented;  

“The strong demand witnessed at today’s sale has resulted in a positive increased clearance rate of 83%. The sale has showed real strength and depth at every level of the market. It was particularly pleasing to see British Point to Pointer Switch Hitter make £120,000 which highlights the increased quality of young pointers in the UK.

“We now look forward to the Tattersalls Cheltenham May Sale. This venue continually rewards vendors who send promising young Point to Pointers and Form horses to us where they can stand out in a select environment.” 

List of Wexford Handler Sales

Coconut Splash (IRE) 2015 Ch.G. BY Stowaway (GB)  EX Presenting Chaos (IRE) Monbeg Stables (Cormac Doyle) Evan Williams £180,000

Grangeclare Native (IRE) 2015 Ch.G. BY Shantou (USA) EX Navaro (IRE) Ballyboy Stables (Denis Murphy) Margaret O’Toole / Gordon Elliott Racing £125,000

Bobhopeornohope (IRE) 2015 B.G. BY Westerner (GB) EX Bandelaro (IRE)  Monbeg Stables (Cormac Doyle) Aiden Murphy / Kim Bailey £105,000

Baptism of Fire (IRE) 2015 B.G. BY Jeremy (USA) EX Julia Glynn (IRE) Ballyboy Stables (Denis Murphy) Margaret O’Toole £100,000

Broken Halo (GB) 2015 B.G. BY Kayf Tara (GB) EX Miss Invincible (GB) Milestone Stables (Colin Bowe) Tom Malone / Paul Nicholls £100,000

Frisson Collonges (FR) 2015 B.G. BY Coastal Path (GB) EX Roxane Collonges (FR) Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) Ryan Mahon £100,000

Ballinsker (IRE) 2015 B.G. BY Court Cave (IRE) EX Brownie Points (IRE) Moate Stables (Michael Goff) Evan Williams £90,000

Mackenberg (GER) 2015 B.G. BY Jukebox Jury (IRE) EX Mountain Melody (GER) Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) D McCain Racing (P.S.) £90,000

Five Star Getaway (IRE) 2014 B.G. BY Getaway (GER) EX Hapeney (IRE)  Murbery Stables, Ireland (Shirley Berry) Highflyer Bloodstock £85,000

Darling Daughter (IRE) 2014 Ch.M. BY Presenting (GB) EX Premier Victory (IRE) Monbeg Stables (Cormac Doyle) Margaret O’Toole £82,000

The Mulcair (IRE) 2014 B.G. BY Flemensfirth (USA) EX Black Lassie (IRE)  Ballyboy Stables (Denis Murphy) Ryan Mahon £65,000

Goodoldtimes (IRE) 2014 B.G. BY Gold Well (GB) EX Ballinlovaneeile (IRE) Ballyboy Stables (Denis Murphy) Gearoid Costelloe £65,000

Mossy Fen (IRE) 2015 B.G. BY Milan (GB) EX Inch Native (IRE)  Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) William Twiston-Davies / C Hinchy £60,000

Firak (FR) 2015 B.G. BY Fuisse (FR) EX Nosika d’Airy (FR) Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) Ryan Mahon £60,000

Look Alive (IRE) 2014 Bl.G. BY Arakan (USA) EX Itsafamilyaffair (IRE) Milestone Stables (Colin Bowe) Tom George £55,000

Tune The Chello (IRE) 2015 B.F. BY Ask (GB) EX New Chello (IRE) Redbridge Stables (Ashleigh Murphy) H De Bromhead £50,000

Vinnie Dev (IRE) 2014 B.G. BY Vinnie Roe (IRE) EX Nifty Milan (IRE) Redbridge Stables (Ashleigh Murphy) Stroud Coleman Bloodstock / Noel Williams £42,000

Crack du Ninian (FR) 2015 B.G. BY Le Houssais (FR) EX Syphaline (FR) Galgystown Stables (Pierce Michael Power) P & GA Clarke £42,000

Madera Mist (IRE) 2014 Ch.M. BY Stowaway (GB) EX Odonimee (IRE) Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) Select Racing Bloodstock £40,000

Achy Breaky Heart (IRE) 2014 B.M. BY Milan (GB) EX Hazy Outlook (IRE) Inch Stables (Shane Byrne) Robin Dickin Racing £26,000

Annieguire (IRE) 2015 Bl.F. BY Jeremy (USA) EX Ballela Girl (IRE) Monbeg Stables (Donnchadh Doyle) Bobby O’Ryan (P.S.)£25,000

Clondaw Dancer (IRE) 2014 B.G. BY Big Bad Bob (IRE) EX Berocco (IRE) Moate Stables (Michael Goff) Lot Not Sold £28,000

Achy Breaky Heart (IRE) 2014 B.M. BY Milan (GB) EX Hazy Outlook (IRE) Inch Stables (Shane Byrne) Robin Dickin Racing £26,000

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