Lot 245 (c) Mehmas – Dutch Monarch
Vendor: Vinesgrove Stud
Purchaser: Tally-Ho Stud
The outstanding Mehmas, already the sire of nine individual pattern winners from his first two crops, was a stallion in demand throughout the week. Among his most striking representatives was this colt who set an opening-day record when selling to Tally-Ho Stud for €140,000.
A return to the yearling sales in 2022 is the plan for this colt whose pedigree is only just coming into its own. His yearling half-brother made €95,000 in this ring at last month’s Sportsman’s Sale and will be joining Noel Meade. In addition, this colt is a close relation of Richard O’Brien’s smart juvenile Gwan So.
Lot 265 (c) Invincible Army – Fancy Feathers
Vendor: Ardreigh Stud
Purchaser: Ballyphilip Stud
Among the sires being represented by their first foals was the multiple Group 3-winning and Group 1-placed sprinter Invincible Army whose 24 on offer averaged a very healthy €34,350. The Invincible Spirit horse’s first crop included this smart colt who was snapped up noted pinhooker Paul McCartan.
The latter’s purchase is out of the fine producer Fancy Feathers whose five winning offspring include the stakes-winning Elnadim Star and the Royal Ascot-placed juvenile Dom Carlos.
Lot 450 (c) Inns Of Court – Vida Amorosa
Vendor: Ringfort Stud
Purchaser: Tally-Ho Stud
Another intriguing edition to the Irish stallion ranks is Inns Of Court who showed a high-class level of form in France before his retirement to Tally-Ho, and his initial crop of foals were headed by this colt who enjoyed a rather significant boost to his pedigree this summer.
The first foal out of this colt’s Lope De Vega mare turned out to be Gubbass who won the Super Sprint at Newbury in July before running with considerable credit in both the Richmond Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes.
Lot 679 (c) Starspangledbanner – Spinamiss
Vendor: Mount Coote Stud
Purchaser: Pier House Stud
This was another big year on the track for Starspangledbanner with State Of Rest achieving great things around the globe while juveniles such as Flotus and Castle Star acquitted themselves well at the highest level. Such success was reflected in the demand for his progeny with the sire returning an average of just over €62,000 from 12 foals sold.
The most expensive of them was this colt who is a half-brother to a winner out of a dual Group 3-placed half-sister to four stakes winners. He is another who will return for resale in 2022.
Lot 674 (f) Ten Sovereigns – Sodashy
Vendor: The Castlebridge Consignment
Purchaser: Filip Zwicky/York Stud
Another first-crop sire to make a notable impact was Aidan O’Brien’s Middle Park Stakes and July Cup hero Ten Sovereigns. Of the 15 foals on offer by the No Nay Never horse, 14 were sold for an average of €62,429. They included this well-bred filly who is a half-sister to the French listed winner Talk Or Listen and the Windsor Castle Stakes second Roussel.
Goffs Scandinavian representative Filip Zwicky signed for this filly a year on from spending €300,000 on a Footstepsinthesand colt who would go on to sell for €630,000 at the Orby Sale.