Siamsaiocht the star of Goffs Champions Sale
Siamsaiocht: is a sister to Dewhurst Stakes winner Parish Hall
PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Siamsaiocht the star of Goffs Champions Sale
By Ryan McElligott in Leopardstown 2:59PM 10 SEP 2016
AT €300,000 Jim Bolger's Siamsaiocht headed a truncated edition of the Goffs Champions Sale at Leopardstown on Saturday when selling to the China Horse Club.
In its third year the sale saw just four horses came under the hammer and the first two lots offered failed to sell. However, the sale took a marked turn for the better as the final two offerings fetched €260,000 and €300,000 respectively.
A Listed-placed juvenile and a dual winner, Siamsaiocht made notable appeal on pedigree as a sister to her trainer's Dewhurst Stakes hero Parish Hall.
Several different parties made a play for the three-year-old daughter of Teofilo but the hammer eventually came down in favour of agent Mick Flanagan who was standing with China Horse Club chairman Teo Ah Khing.
"We're delighted to get her, she's a very good-looking filly and a very good mover too," reflected Flanagan, whose purchase is declared for the €150,000 Northfields Handicap at the Curragh on Sunday.
"She already has black type and she's an own-sister to a Dewhurst Stakes winner. She's been bought as a breeding prospect. We think that she could tie in very well with Siyouni and that is who she will probably visit next year."
Dancealot makes another trip through the ring
Siamsaiocht was preceded into the ring by Madam Dancealot who landed last week's Group 3 Dick Poole Fillies Stakes for Joe Tuite and remarkably this was her third visit to the sales ring this year.
Initially offered as a breeze-up and then sold for £100,000 at the Goffs London Sale, the two-year-old daughter of Sir Prancealot was the subject of a protracted battle between Joey Cullen and Barry Lynch from which the later emerged victorious when he brought the price to €260,000.
"She's been bought for a new client to eventually race in California," reported Lynch. "We felt that €260,000 for a two-year-old filly who won a Group 3 last week represented good value. She's a tough, hardy filly with plenty of talent and hopefully she'll go on to do well in America."
At the conclusion of the sale Goffs group chief executive Henry Beeby commented: "Obviously we would have liked more horses, like the ten we had last year, but we kept to our very stringent selection policy and we decided to keep this a special sale.
"We are perfectly happy and content with what we had and we are adamant that we've done the right thing of keeping the sale tight and one of quality."
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