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The catalogue for the Goffs UK Silver Yearling Sale, scheduled for Doncaster on Aug. 30, is now online. A total of 174 yearlings are slated to go under the hammer, up from 149 in 2017. Group 2 winner Pleaseletmewin (Ire) (Power {GB}) and listed winner Fashion Queen (GB) (Aqlaam {GB}) are both past Silver Sale alumni successful this season, as are Weatherbys Supersprint one-two Ginger Nut (Ire) (Sir Prancealot {Ire}) and Moojim (Ire) (Moohaajim {Ire}).

Lot 518, a son of Zebedee (GB), is a lot of note. The Killulla Stud-consigned yearling is out of a half-sister to G1SW Distant Way (Distant View), Group 3 winner Cima de Pluie (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) and listed winner Way to Paris (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}).

Another well-bred yearling is lot 546, a daughter of Cable Bay (Ire), who will be offered by Harry Dutfield. Her dam is a half-sister to G1 Nassau S. heroine Sultanina (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), as well as the listed-placed Coconut Creme (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}).

Veteran sire Raven’s Pass is represented by lot 566, a filly out of Saxon Princess (Ire) (Dalakhani {Ire}), who is a half-sister to European champion 3-year-old colt and three-time Group 1 winner Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and a full to G3 Solario S. hero Fantastic Moon (GB). She will be offered by Battlefield Stud.

“Like the Premier Yearling Sale, the Silver Sale has taken a step up this year in terms of quality,” said Goffs UK Managing Director Tony Williams. “The sale’s focus remains, first and foremost, on the individual and there are some cracking horses in the sale following unprecedented demand for places in Premier. Last year we saw further support from the domestic market with more buyers targeting this sale and we attracted a large number of purchasers from throughout Europe as well which drove the clearance rate to 87%. That success, followed by the results of graduates such as Ginger Nut, Moojim and Pleaseletmewin on the track, have meant the sale has enjoyed a successful year which has translated into further support from consignors, some of which are new to the sale in 2018.”

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