It has been a busy week for EBS in both the sales ring and on the track. Whilst we were busy in Deauville at the Arqana Summer Sale, two of our purchases were winning competitive staying handicaps for their connections.
Monday saw New Show (New Approach) gain his fourth career success at Catterick, for owner Ed Ware and the Master of Fitzroy House Stables, trainer Michael Bell.
New Show was purchased at the 2018 Tattersalls July Sale, and he heads back there to be re-sold as a wildcard entry next week. He has shown himself to be a talented stayer and there should be plenty of opportunity for him to add to his tally as the season progresses.
New Show (New Approach)
Wednesday saw another Michael Bell trained winner in Artarmon (So You Think) score in great style at Kempton for prominent Australian syndicate, OTI Racing.
In what looked on paper to be a very competitive staying handicap, he made a mockery of this field.
Artarmon has now notched five career wins from fifteen starts and given his connections, a trip down under could be in the offing for this talented young stayer. Artarmon was purchased at the 2016 Tattersalls October Yearling Sales.
Artarmon (So You Think)
This week we have been in Deauville for the Arqana Summer Sale. The sale is a mixed catalogue of Breeze Up horses, breeding stock, horses in training and National Hunt prospects. We were in the market for a number of lots coming up just shy on a few occasions but were delighted to purchase lot 415: Crealion (Creachadoir) for €150,000.
Crealion has been bought to go in to training with top National Hunt trainer Tom George and looks to be a really exciting chasing prospect for the future.
Next week is the annual July Sale at Tattersalls in Newmarket and we are already hard at work identifying potential purchases for our clients. To discuss potential opportunities at the July Sale or any other future sale please feel free to get in touch.