For he stole Trevelyn's Corn, so the gelding could cause a storm!
Bowe earned £800,000 on the day
Champion trainer Colin Bowe and the Milestone Stables in Kiltealy had a bumper day at the Tattersalls Ireland sales at Cheltenham after racing on Friday as the insatiable demand for Wexford produced point to pointers continued undiminished with three of his recent winners under champion rider, Barry O'Neill, fetching £800,000 between them. In total, 11 Wexford horses were sold for a total of £1.244 million.
The star of the sale was Trevelyn's Corn who made a winning debut performance at Borris ten days ago by seven lengths.
The Oscar gelding, who was purchased by Bowe at the Derby Sale for €45,000, made a terrific return when knocked down to Tom Malone for trainer Paul Nicholls for £400,000, outbidding Jonjo O'Neill. This was the second highest price ever paid for a point to pointer.
Bowe and O'Neill scored a debut win on Straight Red, owned by O'Neill's brother, Jim, at Mainstown early in December. Jonjo O'Neill was not going to be outdone this time and he secured the son of Westerner for £300,000.
This one had been bought for a hefty €50,000 at the Goff's Landrover Sale but now it looks like a very good buy.
The same combination won with Blackjack Kentucky (by Oscar) at Knockinroe, on November 26 after more than 220 days off the course, and this was bought by agent Tom Malone for £100,000.
Denis Murphy from the Ballyboy Stables at The Ballagh, sold two horses for a total of 265,000, and one of them was not even a winner. Murphy won with his own Beyondthestorm at Moira up north on Dec. 2 under Jamie Codd and trainer Nicky Henderson was impressed enough to part with £150,000 for the Flemensfirth gelding.
Murphy and Codd were second to Darsi in the Park at Lingstown with their Getaway gelding, Captain Drake, and he was bought by Harry Fry Racing for £115,000. Interestingly, this is £48,000 more than was paid for the race winner.
The Monbeg Syndicate is a very successful operation run at Ballindaggin by the Doyle brothers, Sean Thomas, Donnchadh and Cormac.
March is On, a Gold Well gelding, sold by Cormac for £36,000 to Johnjo O'Neill; his Geordielandgansta which was second to Straight Red, went to trainer Roise Dobbin for £30,000.
Donnchadh sold his recent Lingstown winner under Rob James, Darsi In The Park, for £67,000, having bought him for £11,000 at the Derby Sale in 2016. His Malachys Girl, a four year old filly, won at the fifth attempt at Borris on Dec. 10, and she was let go to Highflyer for £28,000.
Richard Black, Bunclody, sold his recent Ballindenisk winner, Mount Rushmoore, which he owns jointly with John Murphy from New Ross, for £28,000.
Carrolls Milan, owned by Jenny Roche and trained by veteran rider, Benny Walsh, at his Crossgales stables at Murrintown, ran well to be second in a mares' maiden at Borris recently and having been bought quite cheaply, they were happy to let her go for £20,000.