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Goffs Punchestown Sale – Quality Catalogue Now Online

Goffs has released details of 21 entries for the Punchestown Sale to be held after racing on Thursday.  All horses will be pre-vetted in Goffs on Wednesday and a couple of additional high-class entries are expected to be added in the next 36 hours, details of which will be available on the Goffs website.


The sale has 15 four-year-olds, five five-year-olds and one high class breeding prospect, the black-type mare Dolcita, who will be offered as Lot 1.  All the racing prospects have either won or finished runner-up in a recent point-to-point or bumper.


The Lots catalogued are as follows:

Lot 1  DOLCITA (8yo m. Saint Des Saints) (W.P. Mullins)

Top class breeding prospect, multiple black type performer who was a close fourth in the Irish Grand National on her most recent start. 

Lot 2  AL GASPARO (4yo g. Al Namix) (C. Murphy)

Followed up an eye-catching debut by winning the 4yo Maiden in Loughrea on 26 March.
Lot 3  PRENDS GARDE A TOI (4yo g. Kapgarde) (C.Bowe)
Caught the eye when close runner-up to DB Cooper on debut in Ballynock on 5 April, pulling 30 lengths clear of the third.
Lot 4  THE ENABLER (4yo g. Walk In The Park) (J.W. Doyle)
Relation of Denman who jumped well when finishing runner-up on his only start to Kingston Pride in a competitive Curraghmore Maiden.
Lot 5  LOUGH OWEL (5yo g. Hillstar) (G. Elliott)
Progressed well from his previous start to win an 11 runner Maiden on 21 April, Fairyhouse.
Lot 6  FORTUNATE MAN (4yo g. Soldier of Fortune) (M. Goff)
A hugely impressive debut performance when beating an odds-on favourite to win a 12 runner Dromahane maiden on 16 April.
Lot 7  BELLAS BRIDGE (4yo m. Telescope) (P. Pierce)
Showed admirable resilience to win on debut at Dromahane Maiden on 16 April, a race won in 2018 by Honeysuckle prior to her being offered at the Punchestown Sale.
Lot 8  KINGSTON PRIDE (4yo g. Kingston Hill) (T. Keating)
Rallied impressively when headed to win a 12 runner Maiden on his only start, at Curraghmore.
Lot 9  I WON’T BACK DOWN (4yo g. Champs Elysees) (S.Curling)
Justified favouritism with a comfortable win in a bumper on 14 April. Looks a good prospect.
Lot 10  ROKATHIR (4yo g. Muhtathir) (C. Bowe)
With the same sire and connections as Envoi Allen, Rokathir was an impressive winner of a true-run Maiden on 2 April at Rathcannon.
Lot 11  SPORTINTHEPARK (4yo g. Walk In The Park) (M. Flynn O’Connor)
Showed real promise when keeping on gamely when runner-up on debut in a Fairyhouse Maiden, 21 April.
Lot 12  TOSS OF A COIN (5yo g. Flemensfirth) (L. Kenny)
Well-related gelding who travelled well before drawing away to win a 12 runner Maiden by 9 lengths on 16 April.
Lot 13  CLEATUS POOLAW (5yo g. Clovis Du Berlais) (M.J. O’Hare)
Confirmed the promise of his only previous outing, when runner-up in November, with a comfortable victory on his second start last Friday at Fairyhouse.
Lot 14  QUALIMITA (4yo m. Muhtathir) (C. Bowe)
Put up one of the performances of the season on Friday to win on debut at Fairyhouse. Looks to be of the very highest quality.
Lot 15  BOSTON BOY (4yo g. Black Sam Bellamy) (S. Curling)
Good looking individual who caught the eye when runner-up to Histrionic in the 4yo Maiden last Friday at Tralee.
Lot 16  TOMMY TIME (5yo g. Sageburg) (Mrs L. Fowler)
Looked an exciting prospect last week when leaving his rivals for dead with a 14 length win first time out in a Kilbeggan bumper.
Lot 17  OFF THE JURY (4yo g. Jukebox Jury) (R. James)
Won 14 runner 4yo Maiden on debut on Sunday at Dromahane.
Lot 18  TRUE TESTIMONY (4yo m. Doyen) (G. Murphy)
Runner-up on debut in a Dromahane Maiden in a close finish with the winner and 18 lengths clear of the third.
Lot 19  HISTRIONIC (4yo g. Walk In The Park) (D. Murphy)
Looks a high-class prospect with a very professional display on debut on Saturday to win at Tralee.
Lot 20  BLEU DE VASSY (4yo g. Cokoriko) (P. Turley)
Pushed the winner all the way when runner-up in the 4yo Maiden on Saturday at Necarne, over 9 lengths clear of the rest.
Lot 21  DOUBLE DIGITS (5yo g. Mastercraftsman) (M. Goff)
Runner-up on debut before winning a 16 runner Dromahane Maiden on 16 April.  
Lot 22  wild card
Lot 23  wild card 
Lot 24  wild card 
Lot 25  wild card

Commenting on publication of the catalogue, Goffs Group Chief Executive Henry Beeby said:

“We are delighted with the quality of this year’s Punchestown Sale and grateful to the vendors for sending such a high-class bunch of horses. The legendary Honeysuckle heads an impressive list of graduates of this sale, and we are confident that buyers will find more future stars on offer in the unique atmosphere of the Punchestown winners’ enclosure on Thursday evening”.   

All Lots will be available for inspection on Thursday morning from 9am to midday at Goffs and at Punchestown from 1pm until the end of racing on Thursday.  Pedigrees and race footage will be available on Goffs.com later today.

Wild card entries will be considered until the day of sale and enquiries should be made to Nick Nugent (086 245 8899) or Gerry Hogan (087 2933683).