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Breeze-up double!

Updated: Jun 2, 2021

On the eve of offering a draft of 16 two-year-olds at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Sale in Newmarket, we received two timely breeze-up results thanks to the wins of former breezers Twilight Jet and Spirit Of Bermuda on Tuesday afternoon.

Twilight Jet (pictured) sold for a joint sale-topping £210,000 to Michael O'Callaghan at last month's Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale in Doncaster and got off the mark in fine style on Tuesday in the EBF Race at Tipperary.

"We thought an awful lot of this horse before we ever ran him and that's why he has the name he has," jockey Leigh Roche said. "The last day I thought I was going to win at one stage, but met trouble and the slow ground caught him. He will improve a lot more from this and he needs a good strong gallop like today and something to aim at. He has a big engine and hopefully will be the first one for Ascot."

Spirit Of Bermuda, meanwhile, landed her second race for William Haggas when successful in the 7f handicap at Leicester. Previously successful at Goodwood's Qatar Festival last summer, she was bought by John and Jake Warren for 210,000gns at last year's Tattersalls Craven Sale.

Both are by Twilight Son.

Other successful Tally-Ho breezers of 2021 include Group 2 winner Spanish Mission, Listed scorers Burgarita and Ad Infinitum and the Group 3-placed Mehmento.

Also on Tuesday, the Tally-Ho bred El Maga made a winning debut at Redcar to become the latest 2yo winner for Mehmas. The Philip Makin-trained filly, who is out of the winning Bahamian Bounty mare Bougainvilla, held on gamely to score by a head.

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