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Son Of Maxios Shares Top Lot Honours On Day 2

A son of Maxios shared top lot honours on the second day of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale when selling for €230,000 to Gordon Elliott and Bobby and Mouse O’Ryan.

Mark Dwyer’s Oaks Farm Stables consigned the handsome bay as Lot 213, whose page featured one of Willie Mullins’s recent stable stars in Vauban. It therefore came as no surprise to see Harold Kirk make a bold bid for the star lot, but the gavel eventually fell in favour of their racecourse rivals.

After signing the docket, Bobby O’Ryan said, “He is for an existing owner with Gordon and I loved this horse. Gordon already has a very good horse by Maxios [bumper winner The Mediator, bought by O'Ryan for €80,000 as a store] and I think this horse is gorgeous with a great pedigree. He was the one I really wanted today.”

Thursday marked a hugely successful sale for connections, as Mark Dwyer explained, “Brendan Holland bought him as a yearling and three more of us – Roger Marley, Willie Browne and myself – took a leg in him. He has turned into a lovely horse. For me, this horse is a great advert for the sire and he has a great mind.”