The Arqana Summer Sale is held over two days and we were there to buy two year old stores on Tuesday and ex flat horses to make juvenile hurdlers on the Wednesday.
Travelling over to Deauville, Paul, Scu and I spent the whole of Monday viewing every two year old, compiling a short list of thirty. On Tuesday morning we narrowed it down to just five, and were very pleased to purchase three of our top choices. All three were bought on spec and are for sale.
Haute Estime, pictured, is a filly by Walk In The Park sire of Douvan and Min, and is out of a full sister to three black type chase winners. A gorgeous looking mare she floats when she trots and she looks to have the scope to be top class. Her price of 40,000 euros looks to be great value given her conformation and pedigree. Click HERE for her pedigree
Netywell is an athletic dark bay gelding by a young sire Willywell; he has just a handful of offspring but a fabulous strike rate with the Listed hurdle winner Wildriver heading them, and this gelding's full sister winning over hurdles as a four year old. He was 14,000 euros and could be the value purchase of the sale. Click HERE for his pedigree.
Finally we waited to close to the end of the sale for the strapping Hector Master, by the Monsun son Masterstroke out of a black type mare Queen Maresca, and a half brother to a winning hurdler. Paul particularly liked the breeding of this gelding throught the Monsun cross to a Maresco Sporrento offsping and I loved his strength and movement. He was 18,000 euros. Click HERE for his pedigree.
The three bright prospects arrive with us on Friday and will be broken in before starting some preliminary training. They represent excellent value; three year olds with their pedigrees and stature were selling for over double their prices at the Derby and Land Rover sales and it was interesting to see many of the clever pinhookers purchasing with a view of resale next summer. For anyone with patience the above horses offer a chance to buy into high quality early on at a reasonable market value. Please contact me to come and see them, you will not be disappointed.