Flemensfirth on fire at Fairyhouse

As part one of Tattersalls Ireland’s Derby Sale reached its conclusion on Thursday night, Flemensfirth was the sire on everybody’s lips after being responsible for no less than four six-figure lots.

Leading the way, with a price tag of €155,000, were three-year-olds out of J’y Viens (by Smadoun) and Lady Petit (by Beneficial) sold respectively to Aiden Murphy and Colm Murphy.

Aiden Murphy announced that the former would go into training in Britain while Colm Murphy was buying for owners Ann and Alan Potts.

He said of his purchase: “He’s a smashing individual and looks a pure athlete. He’s got the page and looks a racehorse and we’ll just hope that he’s lucky for Mr and Mrs Potts.”

Flemensfirth’s offerings also made €115,000, €100,000, €85,000, €80,000, €75,000 (x2) etc. Flemensfirth also had stores make €110,000 and €100,000 at the Goffs Land Rover Sale earlier in June.

Flemensfirth was no means the only Coolmore NH sire in demand at the Derby Sale with Walk In The Park realising prices up to €160,000, Milan’s stock making €140,000 and €120,000 (x2), while Yeats’ youngsters made up to €130,000. Getaway was responsible for prices of €87,000 and €85,000 and Mahler for an €80,000 three-year-old.