Buster Valentine (Ask) winning a point-to-point at Stowlin

£100,000 Ask pointer at Doncaster

Ask provided one of the stars of the Goffs UK Spring Sale in Doncaster when recent point-to-point winner Buster Valentine (5g Ask-Femme Du Noir, by Supreme Leader) changed hands for six figures.

A debut winner at Stowlin on April 29 for owner-breeder Tom Howley and trainer Paurick O’Connor, the five-year-old is set to join North Yorkshire trainer Ruth Jefferson after selling for £100,000 to agent Bobby O’Ryan.

But it was a son of the late Coolmore NH sire Fame And Glory who dominated trade at the famous Doncaster sale.

Ask For Glory (4g Fame And Glory-Ask Helen, by Pistolet Bleu) won a point-to-point by 10 lengths at Bartlemy, owned, trained and bred by Donal Coffey.

He is set to join Paul Nicholls after selling to Tom Malone for £280,000.

“He is a very raw four-year-old, who I hope will be a star of the future. He will be put out for some summer grass now and be brought back for novice hurdles in the autumn,” said Malone. “The sire has some very good stock on the ground.”

Fame And Glory has made a brilliant start as a sire and, while he may be gone, his sire Montjeu is represented by Leading Light, Pour Moi and Walk In The Park on the Coolmore NH roster.