Murphy's horses head the price list
Horses from Denis Murphy's Ballyboy, The Ballagh, stables topped the price lists at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sale on Friday evening with two recent winners fetching a total of £550,000.
Poli Roi (Poliglote-Belle Du Roi), a four-year-old bay gelding which won in impressive style at Rockfield, Roscommon, on Sunday week, was knocked down to Gordon Elliott Racing for a cool £300,000 after a bidding war.
Not far behind was Finian's Oscar, a bay gelding out of Oscar-Trinity Alley, which had won impressively up north a couple of weeks ago. This one went for £250,000 to Tom Malone/Colin Tizzard racing.
The Murphy stable also consigned Manitowoc (a bay gelding by Darsi-Murphy's Appeal) and this went to Pat Martin for £30,000.
Some other sales included: Colin Bowe's Milestone stable got £75,000 for De Dollar Man (Vinnie Roe-Dollar Bay) from English trainer, Evan Williams;
Talkischeap (Getaway-Carrigmoorna) was put up by Donnchadh Doyle's Monbeg Stables and fetched £55,000, and his brother, Seaán, got £35,000 for Forgetthesmalltalk (a gelding by Flemensfirth- Mylane du Charmil);
Bordeaux Bill (Craigsteel-Lara Croft), John Berry's (Blackwater) recent five-year-old geldings' maiden winner at Dowth, in Meath, went for £30,000 to Pat Martin, and Liam Kenny's Ballydarragh, Craanford, stable got £25,000 for Jalamie (Mustameet-Caulfield Lady).