THE four-year-old gelding Saint Davy was widely tipped to top Thursday's Goffs UK December P2P Sale at Yorton Farm in Wales and he duly fetched £270,000.
Consigned by Wexford point-to-point handler Donnchadh Doyle, Saint Davy (by Balko) won impressively at Quakerstown last month. The gelding attracted bids from a number of parties before being knocked down to agent Matt Coleman on behalf of trainer Jonjo O'Neill for £270,000.
The select sale saw 16 lots sell for a total turnover of £1.5 million.
A total of six lots sold for six-figure sums and it was Yorton Farm Racing’s debut hurdle winner Invictus Smart who claimed the second highest price. The three-year-old won in impressive fashion for Hugo Merienne at Fontainebleau on Monday and was snapped up by Highflyer Bloodstock for £200,000.
Trainer Gavin Cromwell bought Colin Bowe’s winning pointer Champagne Town for £180,000.
Monbeg Stables’ debut winning four-year-old Lookaway will join trainer Neil King after selling for £170,000.
Aubis Walk, a mare trained by Donnchadh Doyle to win on the same Quakerstown card as Saint Davy, was purchased by Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud for £120,000, and Gerald Quinn’s debut placed Crebilly was secured for Jonjo O'Neill's yard for £100,000.
Sold: 16 (84%)
Aggregate: £1,501,000 (-36%)
Average: £93,813 (+4%)
Median: £70,000 (+33%)