Stilletto puts the boot in for Latta as he tops the Brightwells Sale.

The Cheltenham Open Race meeting includes a sale of Horses In Training under the Brightwells banner with the focus primarily on horses with form between the flags.

Young Co Wexford Point to Point handler Andrew Latta sold the evenings top lot when Stilletto was knocked down to Roger Brookhouse for £130k.

The 5 year son on Westerner made his debut at the Iveagh Harriers meeting at Maralin on the 8th of the month a winning one under Barry O’Neill.

He created a headline or two after his all the way win there in the colours of his owner breeder William Powell-Harris and that good impression translated into a good price here.

Latta ,based outside of Enniscorthy , Co Wexford got his sales topper out before the floods hit the area over the past few days and must have been pleased with the result.

Brookhouse is a regular investor at sales such as this and while plans for the horse maybe a little unclear, Latta and his relations will be hoping to put the boot in on future occasions after this success with Stilletto!

The Kilworth and Araglen meeting last weekend saw Pat Doyle saddle Amber Gambler to win under Derek O’Connor.

This German bred son of Doyen, will transfer to Rebecca Curtis in Wales following a bid of £125k this evening.

Doyen now stands at Michael Hickeys Co Kildare Sunnyhill Stud , following a sojourn in Britain and Germany.

With less than 60 lots on offer during the evening including last weekends 4 Year Old Maiden winner For Instance at the Wexford Foxhound meeting at Ballinaboola. William and Jamie Codd shared this win on For Instance which raced in Jean Codds silks.

The son of Milan was signed for by Ross Doyle at the sale having bid £85k.

Codd was keen to emphasise on that day the ability of the horse and while running a little green his new owners will be keen to see him progress from the Point to Point fields.

He already has bumper form so it might well be money well spent.

£80k secured Shantou Village this evening, with the Denis Murphy trained horse being knocked down to Neil Mulholland.

A debutante winner at Loughanmore on the 25th of October in the hands of Jamie Codd, the son of Shantou based in Burgage Stud , Co Carlow raced in the colours of Thomas O’Sullivan.

O’Sullivan and Murphy are becoming a real force in this sector and don’t be surprised to see more winners from this duo.



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