In recent weeks, the Derby Sale has seen a plethora of success on the racetrack and yet again this weekend's graduates outperformed their rivals in the biggest contests staged in Ireland and the UK.
WAITING PATIENTLY gains Festival ticket with Grade 2 Novices' Chase win
With a strong legacy of producing viable Cheltenham contenders, the Grade 2 Novices' Chase at Haydock on Saturday provided a fanciable Festival hopeful with Derby Sale graduate WAITING PATIENTLY delivered a slick round of jumping, maintained his unbeaten chasing credentials and won the race for trainer Malcolm Jefferson and on form jockey Brian Hughes.
Sold at the Derby Sale by his breeder Mr. Vincent Finn, WAITING PATIENTLY, a son of Flemensfirth, was knocked down to Summer Bloodstock in 2014 for €16,000.
Hat trick complete for THE NEW ONE in the Grade 2 Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle
A tough and determined performance was delivered by THE NEW ONE to land the Grade 2 Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle and in doing so, completed a hat trick of wins in the race. The victory was the eighteenth success for the son of King's Theatre from his twenty eight starts and accumulating career earnings just shy of £900,000.
Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies for S Such and Cg Paletta, THE NEW ONE was sold on three occasions at Tattersalls Ireland. Initially as a foal at the 2008 November National Hunt Sale by Millbrook to Justin Rea for just €9,500 and then as a yearling at the same sale a year later to Philip Dempsey. He was then sold as a three-year-old at the 2011 Derby Sale by Cleaboy Stud & Coppice Farm and was bought by Highflyer Bloodstock for €25,000.
YORKHILL cruises to victory in Grade 3 Novice Chase at Leopardstown
YORKHILL justified his favourite position for the JLT at Cheltenham with an effortless victory in the Grade 3 Novice Chase at Leopardstown yesterday. The Presenting gelding who is trained by Willie Mullins for Graham and Andrea Wylie, never came off the bridle and won the race with just a hands and heels ride from jockey Ruby Walsh.