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Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Trio of wildcards added to boutique London Sale

A half-sister to a Windsor Castle Stakes winner among the additions

Guests mingle at the drinks reception ahead of the Goffs London Sale at The Orangery at Kensington Palace
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Goffs has added three wildcard entries to the London Sale, which is staged in association with Qipco on Monday - the eve of Royal Ascot - at the Orangery, Kensington Palace.

First up is Armum, a Society Rock half-sister to Windsor Castle Stakes winner Ardad, who ran out a comfortable winner of a 6f Chester maiden on her second start for Jamie Osborne.

The Lambourn trainer, who has previously sold the likes of Mirage - who fetched £380,000 - at the London Sale, said: "Once again Goffs have given us a platform to trade top-class horses on the eve of Flat racing's greatest meeting.

"Armum has proved she has the ability to match her superb pedigree. She has a future beyond next Friday's Albany Stakes not only on the racecourse but also in the breeding shed."

Next comes the progressive Born To Play, who has finished runner-up on his two most recent outings for Joseph Murphy, including when second to Homesman in the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh in late May.

The three-year-old son of Born To Sea is out of the Danehill mare Centreofattention, a sister to dual Group 1-winning juvenile Holy Roman Emperor and Group 1-placed Australian performer Milanova. He is to be offered with an entry in both the Hampton Court Stakes and the King George V Stakes.

The third addition is French two-year-old Mister Five Euros, who was trained by Classic-winning trainer Fabrice Chappet to win a 5f Chantilly maiden by one and three quarter lengths. The son of Diamond Green holds an entry in the Windsor Castle Stakes.

Goffs chief executive Henry Beeby commented: "We are very pleased with the quality of the catalogue with 18 horses in training, all of whom hold Royal Ascot entries and offer plenty of choice for prospective buyers whose dream it is to have a Royal Ascot runner. 

"We have said all along that we want to constantly improve the sale and believe that having a mix of quality bloodstock and horses in training is the right balance. With a week to go until the sale and the start of Royal Ascot, we are looking forward to welcoming guests on Monday afternoon ahead of what looks set to be a fascinating week."

We are looking forward to welcoming guests on Monday afternoon ahead of what looks set to be a fascinating week
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