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Frankel filly catches the eye in Breeze-Up Sale catalogue

Landshark: topped last year's sale when knocked down for €210,000
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The catalogue for this year's Goresbridge Flat Breeze-Up Sale, which prides itself on being the largest of its kind in Europe, has been released with a well-bred filly by dual world champion Frankel among the 248 lots contained within.

The chestnut filly is one of six lots offered by Katie Walsh's Greenhills Farm and is out of the Listed-winning Indian Ridge mare Vital Statistics. 

The best represented sires are Zebedee - sire of last year's Richmond Stakes scorer Barraquero - with ten lots, and the late Society Rock - sire of Group 1-winning sprinter Unfortunately - with nine lots. 

Tally-Ho Stud looks likely to be biggest consignor with 19 lots catalogued including a son of Giant's Causeway stallion Eskendereya, whose rig son Mor Spirit is now a dual Grade 1 winner after winning last year's Metropolitan Handicap.

Egmont Stud and Willie Browne's Mocklershill, meanwhile, have 15 lots apiece. The former sold last year's sale-topper Landshark, who subsequently placed in Group company for E5 racing, while Mocklershill realised a record €270,000 for Silent Assassin at the previous year's renewal.

Other graduates of the sale include Fiesolana and Music Show, both of whom won top-tier mile contests for fillies and mares, while Willyconker emerged from the Goresbridge September Sale and went on to land the Grade 1 Frank E Kilroe Mile Stakes at Santa Anita. 

Bird's-eye view of Gowran Park racecourse . . .

Goresbridge Flat Breeze-Up Sale

Where/when Goresbridge, County Kilkenny

Thursday, May 24

9am   Inspection of lots at Gowran Park
12pm    Breeze-up at Gowran Park
3pm   Inspection of lots at Gowran Park
6pm                  The Mark O'Hanlon memorial buffet at the Roof Top restaurant, Gowran Park

Friday, May 25

8am Inspection of lots at Goresbridge
10.30am Sale at Goresbridge

Sold last year From 207 offered, 177 sold for turnover of €6,100,500, an average of €34,466 and median of €21,000

Star graduates Fiesolana (won Matron Stakes, bought by Federico Barberini for €35,000), Music Show (won Falmouth Stakes, bought by Gill Richardson for €16,000), Willyconker (won Grade 1 Frank E Kilroe Mile Stakes, bought by Susan Leehy for €1,000 at September Sale)

Previous graduates of the sale include Fiesolana and Music Show, both of whom won top-tier mile contests for fillies and mares

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