"Ed Ware picked him out," said Bell. "He's a good fun Saturday horse, a high-class stayer who could run at Royal Ascot. He could go for something like the Queen Alexandra and then perhaps on to the Ebor."I thought he ran very well the other day - Roger says he doesn't get beyond two miles but he looked like he was running on at Lingfield."He's been in good hands - all the lads at Roger's liked him. And for a six-year-old, he has low mileage. He just looks a genuine, fun horse."
"We have a couple more on the list so we'll see how we go with those before deciding where she goes," said Brown. "It will be Sheikh Juma's decision."I seem to be buying a lot by this stallion! I bought a nice horse by him at the breeze-ups last year called Dhalam, who ran well at Newbury the other day."This is a real quality filly who finished off her breeze really well. She's not even two yet - that was key. So we'll probably give her three weeks off after this and I expect her to strengthen up."
"Mr Thompson is in Newmarket enjoying watching the process on TV," said the stud's Chris Richardson. "This was a particularly athletic colt. He will join Hugo Palmer, a new trainer for us this year."The Equiano colt is going to Henry Candy, who obviously trained Kyllachy and Twilight Son. And the Leroidesanimaux [bought earlier for 70,000gns] goes to John Gosden. He is a well bred horse - his half-brother Glass Office is highly rated."
"We brought him to the yearling sales but he just went a bit short in his action," said Peter Kavanagh. "We did a bit of investigation and found he had a high testicle. That was removed and solved the problem."Since then he's grown and developed, and he's been a delight to work with. He breezed very well, which had to be class in his case rather than precocity as he's a big horse."
"Roderick did the Gold Coast and Karaka earlier this year," said Kavanagh. "But he's very keen on his riding and pre-training as well. He is doing great work."
"This colt will be going to John Gosden - he trained the dam and granddam, and liked this horse very much. This colt's granddam, Pearl Dance, was third in the Moyglare Stud Stakes and is by Pivotal, who is such a good broodmare sire."
"I tried to buy him as a yearling and he's done everything right since," said Brummitt. "We're after more of a three-year-old type so it didn't matter to us that he didn't do the fastest breeze."
"He was a big robust colt when I bought him," said O'Mara, "and he's done nothing but thrive. He's going to a great team and I wish them all the luck with him."
"He's been bought for Pat Gallagher and he's going into training with Richard Hughes," said Hillen after outbidding David Redvers and Richard Knight among others. "He's by a tremendous stallion, did a fantastic breeze, and probably would have been more expensive in the Craven Sale."He really attacked the hill and finished out very, very strongly, and that's what we're looking for, horses that are finishing their breezes. We tried hard on the Dawn Approach earlier but this is the other one we wanted."