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Blow By Blow and Valseur Lido listed for annual Gigginstown dispersal

Goffs UK September Sale will also feature a yearling session

Blow By Blow in winning form at the Cheltenham Festival last year
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Cheltenham Festival scorer Blow By Blow and multiple Grade 1 chase winner Valseur Lido feature among the 31 lots catalogued for the annual Gigginstown House Stud dispersal at this year's Goffs UK September Horses in Training and Yearling Sale, which takes place in Doncaster on September 17-18.

Blow By Blow won last year's Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle as well as the 2016 Punchestown Champion Bumper, while Valseur Lido's Grade 1 trophy haul includes the Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse, the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown and the Champion Chase at Down Royal.

The duo will be joined by other household names to have carried the maroon and white silks including Grade 1 hurdle winner Prince Of Scars and Kerry National runner-up Arkwrisht, as well as A Toi Phil, Ball D'Arc and Tombstone.

The annual dispersal has been the source of future talent such as subsequent Maryland Hunt Cup winner Guts For Garters and smart handicap chaser Folsom Blue.

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The September Sale will see 101 yearlings offered from 1pm on the first day, with 256 horses in training to come under the hammer from 10am on day two, completing a line-up of 357 horses.

The yearling session, which has been moved from its previous date at the Goffs UK Autumn Sale, includes the progeny of sires such as Cable Bay, Gutaifan, Lethal Force and Twilight Son.

The horses-in-training session will offer sizeable drafts from Shadwell and Paul and Clare Rooney featuring 19 and 16 entries respectively.

Recent winners from Shadwell's draft include Khafeef, Raphael, Ustath and Jilbaab while Paul and Clare Rooney's draft will feature Who's My Jockey, Must See The Doc, Nimby and Now Look At Me.

The sale will also offer last-start bumper winners Don't Bet On It, Flying Risk, Druim Samhraidh and Spark To A Flame.

Goffs UK managing director Tony Williams said: "The sale will offer yearlings for the first time this year as we decided to move the session away from our Autumn Sale in order to provide a better date for our consignors to offer their horses.

"The yearling session will start at the later time of 1pm on the opening day, thus allowing buyers plenty of time to inspect the horses before the sale starts.

"The horses-in-training session looks well poised to continue what has been another very strong year in the ring for our horses-in-training sales with some large drafts from leading owners and trainers - those of course headlined by the Gigginstown House Stud dispersal, which has developed into an annual highlight."

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The dispersal has been the source of future talent such as subsequent Maryland Hunt Cup winner Guts For Garters and smart handicap chaser Folsom Blue
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