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Classy Intricately and Zhukova to be offered at December Sale

Duo will go under the hammer alongside the talented Only Mine

Zhukova: Grade 1 winner is by Fastnet Rock and out of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Nightime
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A trio of exciting broodmare prospects have been added to the Tattersalls December Sale, which begins on December 4, with owners John Murrell and Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez set to offer Zhukova, Intricately and Only Mine. 

Zhukova's career has been handled by legendary trainer Dermot Weld, for whom she has registered seven wins from 13 starts. The highlight of her racing career came earlier this year when she ran out a dominant six-length winner of the Grade 1 Man o'War Stakes at Belmont. 

She also landed the Listed Oyster Stakes as a three-year-old and two Group 3 wins at four in the Blue Wind Stakes and Enterprise Stakes.

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Bred by Weld's parents, Zhukova is out of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Nightime and, like Intricately, is bred on the fruitful Fastnet Rock-Galileo cross which has yielded the likes of shock Oaks heroine Qualify - who was also owned by Regalado-Gonzalez and sold to John Ferguson for 1,600,000gns at Tattersalls in 2015. 

Intricately boasts classy credentials herself, as she is from the family of Rock Of Gibraltar and ensured her name went in the history books when her victory in the Moyglare Stud Stakes last year provided Joseph O'Brien with his first Group 1 winner as a trainer.

The pair will be joined at the December Sale by Only Mine, a dual Listed winner in 2017 whose record also includes the Group 3 Lacken Stakes. All three will be offered by The Castlebridge Consignment with Zhukova and Intricately offered as fillies out of training and Only Mine catalogued as a filly in training.

Bill Dwan of the Castlebridge Consignment said: "To be given the opportunity of consigning three top-class fillies on behalf of John Murrell and Chantal Relegado-Gonzalez is exciting to say the least.

"Zhukova, Intricately and Only Mine not only performed at the highest level on the racecourse but they also have mouth watering pedigrees to match. Physically they are all outstanding types and we are looking forward to showing them at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale."

Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony said: "John Murrell and Chantal Regalado-Gonzalez have been wonderful supporters of Tattersalls for many years and it is a pleasure and a privilege to be offering three such outstanding fillies at the Tattersalls December Sale on their behalf.

"All three boast top-class race records and pedigrees of true quality; a rare combination which will undoubtedly attract the attention of the world's leading owners and breeders."

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