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Sunday, 21 October, 2018

More Royal Ascot hopefuls added to Goffs London Sale catalogue

Never Back Down: the Kodiac colt is a contender for the Commonwealth Cup
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Goffs have added three more possible runners at Royal Ascot to the catalogue for their London Sale, held in association with Qipco at Kensington Palace on the eve of the prestigious meeting on Monday, June 18.

The entries include Never Back Down, a three-year-old colt by Kodiac who landed the Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury last month and is a likely contender for the Commonwealth Cup.

Main Street would appear to be heading in the right direction following two wins and a second in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood for John Gosden.

The three-year-old colt by Street Cry colt holds an entry in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes.

The smart two-year-old filly Luchador completes the latest intake of London Sale entries and she looked the part when winning in impressive fashion at Thirsk last month. The daughter of Holy Roman Emperor is trained by Archie Watson.

Among the two-year-olds already announced for the sale are Norfolk Stakes contender Vintage Brut, winner of the Listed National Stakes at Sandown, the Joseph O’Brien-trained No Needs Never, a promising runner-up in a competitive maiden at Cork on his only start, Pocket Dynamo, a recent winner at Longchamp, and Decisive Action, who won his maiden first time out at the Curragh last month.

Another interesting prospect is the John Hayden trained Gee Rex, who finished fourth behind Fairyland in the Listed Marble Hill Stakes.

Older horses already in the catalogue include Longchamp Listed scorer Marathon Man and Shakour, a half-brother to Order Of St George who was fourth in the Dee Stakes last time out.

The breeding stock on offer are headed by Landikusic, the sister to Zoffany and Rostropovich in foal to Frankel, as well as Group 1 winner Miss Beatrix in foal to Muhaarar. 

Goffs group chief executive Henry Beeby said: “As we race towards the fifth renewal of the Goffs London Sale in association with Qipco, the boutique catalogue is coming together nicely with an interesting mix of both the horses in training and breeding-stock categories, with 13 confirmed entries and two weeks to go.

"Entries will be taken throughout this week and next and are by no means restricted to horses entered at Royal Ascot as a number of racing and breeding prospects have proved previously.

"We're excited about the new site which although is still within grounds of Kensington Palace, will allow us to create something from scratch and guests can expect an extra special experience to unofficially raise the curtain on the most global race meeting in the world.

"We're committed to attracting new investment into the sport and the ability to purchase a horse on the eve of Royal Ascot and see it run in your colours during the most prestigious week in international Flat racing has really caught the imagination of buyers from around the world and we are particularly excited about this year’s renewal.”

The Goffs London Sale is an invitation-only event and prospective purchasers should contact the sale company for details.


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