€160,000 for Mahler 3yo

Mahler’s first runners have made a highly promising start and a three-year-old from his second crop was all the rage at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale on Thursday when selling for €160,000.

Out of the Danehill Dancer mare, the Lakefield Farm consigned gelding is a half-brother to the exciting novice hurdler Different Gravey (by High Chaparral).

Tammy O'Brien, acting for MV Magnier, saw off Henry de Bromhead for the sought-after offering.

"He's a really good-looking horse by a very promising young sire who got some very nice winners last season," she said.