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Leading contender for Britannia Stakes added to Goffs London Sale

The Joseph O’Brien trained BELMONT AVENUE, a winner of his only start this season and a leading fancy for the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, has been added as a wild card entry to tomorrow’s online Goffs London Sale which takes place live on Goffs.com with a preview show beginning at 12.45pm followed by the sale at 1pm.

An eye-catching winner at Dundalk in April, the three-year-old son of Zoffany was described in the Racing Post as “clearly a nice horse with a good cruising speed and a genuine turn of foot”.   Belmont Avenue (Lot 13) completes a draft of four horses in the sale from O’Brien’s Carriganog Racing. 

The London Sale also features high class prospects from Jessica Harrington, Hugo Palmer, John Quinn, Ralph Beckett, Christophe Ferland, Karl Burke and Richard Fahey.

Prospective purchasers wishing to bid online must register in advance of the sale on GoffsOnline.com.  Telephone bidding is also available and can be arranged by contacting Rae Lawless at Goffs raelawless@goffs.ie.

The complete London Sale catalogue is:

Lot 2:  Commonstown Racing (Jessica Harrington)
ALBION SQUARE (2yo b c by Acclamation)
This son of Acclamation out of a winning Exceed And Excel mare was a comfortable winner on 30th May of a 5 furlong Navan Maiden.
Royal Ascot targets:  Windsor Castle Stakes (Wed) & Norfolk Stakes (Thurs)
Lot 3:  Kremlin Cottage (Hugo Palmer)
MILITARY MISSION (3yo gr g by Mastercraftsman)
A fast-finishing runner up at Chester last time, following success over 1m 2f at Salisbury suggest that this son of Mastercraftsman could make the winners enclosure in a variety of jurisdictions.
Royal Ascot targets:  King George V Stakes (Thurs) & Golden Gate Stakes (Sat)
Lot 4:  Bellwood Cottage Stables (John Quinn)
TIPPERARY SUNSET (2yo b c Ardad)   
Winner of both his starts, this son of Ardad was really impressive when winning the Brian Yeardley at Beverley and hails from the same yard that produced The Wow Signal to win at Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot targets:  Windsor Castle Stakes (Wed) & Norfolk Stakes (Thurs)
Lot 5:  Kimpton Down Stables (Ralph Beckett)
ZINC WHITE (3yo gr g Vadamos)
Winner of both his starts at 3, this progressive son of Vadamos should appeal under both codes.
Royal Ascot targets:  Queen’s Vase (Wed) & King George V Stakes (Thurs)
Lot 6:  Carriganog Racing (Joseph O'Brien)
SO I TOLD YOU (4yo b f by Gleneagles ex Nocturne)
Winner of both her starts in 2021 over 10½ furlongs, this daughter of Gleneagles has found her stride and looks to be a contender for some interesting prizes this summer.
Royal Ascot Targets:  Kensington Palace Stakes (Wed)

Lot 7:  Ecurie Christophe Ferland
PERSEVERANTS (3yo b c by Zoffany)
Listed winner on good ground over 1 mile on his last start in Toulouse, this lightly raced son of Zoffany is from the family of champion Peintre Celebre.
Royal Ascot Targets:  Jersey Stakes (Sat)
Lot 8:  Spigot Lodge Stables (Karl Burke)
SIGNIFICANTLY (3yo b c by Garswood)
In the frame on nine of his 11 starts, all over five and six furlongs, this sprinter looks to still be on the upgrade.
Royal Ascot Target:  Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Fri)

Lot 9:  Carriganog Racing (Joseph O'Brien)
VISUALISATION (3yo bb c by No Nay Never)
Winner twice and a runner-up on his three starts in 2021, all over 1 mile, this son of No Nay Never continues to improve.
Royal Ascot Targets:  Britannia Stakes (Thurs) & Golden Gate Stakes (Sat)
Lt 10:  Musley Bank Stables (Richard Fahey)
HONG KONG HARRY (4yo ch g by Es Que Love)
Eye-catching winner of both his starts this year over 7 furlongs, he is described by the Racing Post as “a fine prospect”.
Royal Ascot Target:  Buckingham Palace Handicap Stakes (Thurs)
Lot 11:  Carriganog Racing (Joseph O'Brien)
ANDREAS VESALIUS (2yo gr c by Caravaggio)
This son of Caravaggio had subsequent Tipperary winner Twilight Jet 4¾ lengths behind him in third when making all to win over 5 furlongs on 16 May at Naas.
Royal Ascot Targets:  Windsor Castle Stakes (Wed) & Norfolk Stakes (Thurs)


Lot 13:  Carriganog Racing (Joseph O’Brien)
BELMONT AVENUE (3yo ch c by Zoffany)
Winner of his only start this season and among the favourite contenders for the Britannia Stakes.
Royal Ascot Target:  Britannia Stakes (Thurs)