A well-related daughter of Big Star was the stand out lot at Cavan last week, where at €17,500 she headed a highly successful Elite Foal renewal. The filly was just one of seven five-figure returns, during an evening which saw a notable improvement in demand. In comparison to 12 months ago, the clearance rocketed to 78% (54% in 2019) although the average price dipped slightly to €8,950 (€9,446).

This was a relief to Cavan’s Stuart Clarke, who admitted that the outcome of the evening had been a hard one to call, “In the current situation I wasn’t sure which way it would go, but I’m very pleased that it all worked out so well for everybody.”