Grade 1 winner Caldwell Potter among Andy and Gemma Brown Dispersal

An exclusive 29 lot dispersal from leading owners Andy and Gemma Brown will now take place on Monday, 5 February at 3pm. All lots will be available for viewing on Monday morning. The dispersal will contain some of Ireland’s most promising talent, among them a recent six-length Grade 1 winning novice hurdler. This dispersal will provide purchasers with a rare opportunity to buy proven Grade 1 performers. 

The dispersal contains 6 five-year-olds, and 11 six-year-olds and among the sires with stock are Doctor Dino, Martaline, and Walk In The Park. 10 of the 29 horses on offer have been given early entries at the Cheltenham Festival. The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Champion Chase are among those races with representatives from this dispersal. 

Caldwell Potter was heralded as one of Ireland’s top novice hurdlers after his Grade 1 demolition at Leopardstown last month, and the full-brother to Grade 1 winner Mighty Potter holds entries in the Supreme and Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival. A Punchestown bumper winner last season, his Leopardstown win followed a seven-length victory in a maiden hurdle. 

The high-class dual purpose performer Pied Piper, who has an official rating of 157 over hurdles, and an official rating of 98 on the flat will also be among the lots offered for sale. The six-year-old displayed his versatility with a fine second in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket last season, boasts two Grade 2 wins over hurdles, and holds an entry in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. 

Another high-quality lot is the 155-rated chaser Fil Dor, who’s form includes three victories at Graded level, and recently finished second in the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase. 

A Cheltenham Festival winner will feature in the dispersal with last year’s Boodles Juvenile winner Jazzy Matty set to be offered. Another proven Cheltenham performer is six-time winner Chemical Energy who holds Cheltenham course winning form, and finished an excellent second in the National Hunt Chase last season and could be a leading contender for the Grand National at Aintree. 

Doctor Bravo showed real promise as a novice last season, finishing a highly creditable third in a Grade 3, before finishing mid-division in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. A 2021 Derby Sale graduate, his profile includes a bumper and maiden hurdle win. 

Among the novices will be the promising Staffordshire Knot, a 21 length maiden hurdle winner earlier this week, while Grade 2 winning novice chaser Imagine will also be among the dispersal. Sa Fureur was a Grade 3 winning novice hurdle last season, and the son of Walk In The Park is sure to be in demand given his unexposed profile.    

The six-year-old Firm Footings is another novice chaser among the dispersal. He’s contested some strong beginners chases this season, and has acquired an official rating of 140 after three starts over fences. 

Featuring in the dispersal will be a number of unexposed types including Mighty Bandit, a son of Order Of St George, who created a good impression when winning on his racecourse debut at Punchestown. 

Derby Sale graduate No Time To Wait was thought good enough to contest the Grade 1 Champion Bumper at Punchestown, and this bumper and maiden hurdle winner will be another promising novice on offer. 

Doctor Elvis is another unexposed type among the dispersal. The son of Doctor Dino finished a promising third on his racecourse debut, while Jasette D’irlande was purchased after finishing second in a four-year-old maiden at Lingstown. 

Commenting on the Andy and Gemma Brown dispersal, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins said: 

“This type of sale is a rare occurrence, and the quality of stock purchased by Joey Logan on behalf of Andy and Gemma Brown is reflected with the proven form and immense potential of the lots on offer. We anticipate a huge demand for a horse with the class and capability of Caldwell Potter, while the established horses like Pied Piper and Fil Dor both hold very high levels of form. There is a broad selection of high-class, choicely bred horses and lots with untapped potential, sure to attract huge interest. The moment the news broke, the interest was electrifying, and we are gearing up for a sale that promises to be truly exceptional."