“I thought he was a very nice horse,” said Gold. “Interestingly he wasn't the most fluent walker but he trotted beautifully. A lot of trainers liked him very much and Sheikh Hamdan wants me to buy for the trainers.
“We've had a bit of luck with Dark Angel before with the likes of Heeraat, Estidhkaar and Markaz. I wasn't going to go that high but when you see people like Hong Kong [Jockey Club] are in there strong you've got to step up to the plate a bit.
“He's bred to be decent, in terms of sire and damsire, although it's not a pedigree we know terrible well. But if he runs like he trots we'll be ok,” concluded Gold.
"He was a gorgeous foal," said David Myerscough, "and we probably paid a bit more for him because of that - we threw in a few more bids. But he's always been gorgeous and he's showed himself very well since he's been here. He's got a great mind."
"He's a good advert for the sire," added Myerscough. "And there's one across the way from us in the yard that's a nice horse too."
"I bought Jadanna for Peter and she was a very good filly," said Coleman. "She's thrown a very good first foal by Dark Angel who looks sharp. We didn't really want to pay that much but we were very keen to get her."