First four-year-old point-to-pointers of 2019 set for February Sale
Last year's renewal saw Envoi Allen fetch £400,000
Prestbury Park will stage its first auction of 2019 on Thursday, February 21, with Tattersalls Cheltenham hosting the February Sale from 1.30pm.
Initial entries for the sale have been revealed, and include 11 winning and placed four-year-olds and 23 winning and placed five-year-olds, with further select wildcard entries due to be added up until the time of sale.
The auction provides buyers with the first chance to purchase four-year-old point-to-pointers in the new season, and the catalogue includes names such as: Deploy The Getaway (Lot 17), a son of Getaway from the family of Special Tiara who ran out a wide-margin winner of a Tallow maiden on debut for Donnchadh Doyle; Colin Bowe's Telmesomethingirl (13), a daughter of Stowaway who made a winning start at Ballinaboola; and Fado Des Brosses (31), a Balko gelding who scored at Belharbour for Pat Doyle.
Last year's February Sale proved an explosive renewal, with trade headed by the £410,000 Dlauro and Envoi Allen, who is now among the favourites for the Champion Bumper having been picked up by Tom Malone for £400,000.
Following the recent Equine Influenza outbreak Tattersalls and Cheltenham Racecourse will be adhering to all BHA guidelines pertaining to the movement of horses for this sale. Tattersalls will be in ongoing contact with all vendors in relation to their requirements before travelling horses to the venue.
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