Day Four & Five of Punchestown Festival - Tattersalls Ireland Graduates Claim 17 Races
Kid Cassidy was sold at the 2006 November National Hunt Sale by Greenville House Stud for €34,000 Michael Tallon and returned to the 2009 Derby Sale to be sold to MV Magnier for €28,000. The ladies were out in force for the ITBA Fillies Scheme Premier Bumper, but it was Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale graduate Whatwillwecallher that came out on top to win ahead of fellow Derby Sale graduate Fuschia Belle. Whatwillwecallher was sold at the 2005 November National Hunt Sale by Hollygrove Stud for €20,000 to Moy Stud and returned to the 2009 Derby Sale to be sold by Hillview Stud for €10,000 to Mr. P O'Connor. Tattersalls Ireland graduate Salsify got the better of his fellow Tattersalls Ireland graduate Newbay Prop to beat him by a short head and win the Irish Racing Post Champion Hunter Chase. Salsify was sold at the 2006 November National Hunt Sale by Barrons Hill Stud for €8,000 to Tom O'Mahony. On the final day of the Punchestown Festival, Tattersalls Ireland graduates continued to impress and managed to notch up seventeen winners throughout the festival. Derby Sale graduate Freneys Well completed a hat-trick of victories in the Irish Field Chase for trainer Enda Bolger. Partnered with Grand National winning jockey, Nina Carberry, the pair never looked under pressure and managed to land the race ahead of his stable companion and Tattersalls Ireland graduate, Zest For Life. Freneys Well was sold at the 2003 Derby Sale by Derrygrath Stud for €35,000 to Tim Hyde. November National Hunt Sale graduate Shakalakaboomboom provided a third chase win for his connections when landing the Pat Taaffe Memorial Chase. Shakalakaboomboom was sold at the 2004 November National Hunt Sale by Coolamurry Stud for €10,000 Mr. & Mrs. A Crow. Following a break, November National Hunt Sale Graduate Truckers Delighted returned to winning form to win the tote.com Handicap Hurdle, the race he won two years ago. His trainer Shark Hanlon commented that he will now be aimed for the Galway Hurdle during the summer. Truckers Delight was sold at the 2001 November National Hunt Sale by James Crill for IrGns4,000.