Bloodstock agent Gordian Troeller was the most active purchaser at the sale, buying for a variety of American clients. With his wish list not quite completed, he purchased two horses on the final day. The two-time winning juvenile Love Is Blind was offered by Emma Lavelle's Cottage Stables and is headed to Californian trainer Jim Cassidy after Troeller bought him for 67,000 guineas ($109,545). Troeller outlasted Johnny McKeever, acting on behalf of another Californian trainer Wally Dollase,. The Ali-Royal colt from the family of Be My Guest was Troeller's 23rd purchase and his next and final acquisition was one lot later when he paid 35,000 guineas ($57,225) for Lady's Mantle. The winning 2-year-old Sri Pekan filly from Joseph Murphy's Crampscastle Stables in Ireland is also set to join Cassidy in California. Troeller proved too strong for Newmarket-based bloodstock agent Larry Stratton.Troeller's spending spree resulted in him finishing the sale as the leading buyer, having purchased 24 lots for 837,000 guineas ($1,368,495). He was followed closely by Dublin-based agent John McCormack, who purchased six lots for 729,000 guineas ($1,191,915), including the Hong Kong-bound, 250,000-guinea ($408,750) sale topper Masani.The consignment from Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms proved the most popular on offer with 42 lots being sold for a gross of 1,077,000 guineas ($1,760,895) and an average of 25,642 guineas ($41,925).
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