The Autumn horses-in-training sale was a busy but successful week and I was delighted to return with 3 smart purchases.
The first horse purchased was a 2yo called The Statesman who is out of a Galileo mare Chelsey Jayne. The good looking colt has run twice to date in 7f maidens in Ireland finishing 3rd on both occasions. Being a half-brother to 1m 4f performer Brandon Castle and from a family with plenty of stamina it is hoped that The Statesman will appreciate a step up in trip at 3 years and continue his progressive profile – he cost 90,000gns and will be trained by Jamie Osborne.
The second purchase came soon after and was the 3yo Calvinist who had won his last start over 14f off a rating of 85. The son of Holy Roman Emperor was described by the Racing Post after his victory as ‘totally unexposed and looks an interesting staying prospect for next year.’ He cost 85,000gns and will be trained by Tony Carroll.
The third and final purchase was Glorious Poet who had won his 3yo maiden in impressive style just a few hours before. His race was the 4.30pm 7f maiden at Redcar which he won from odds-on shot & 325,000gns yearling Zabeel Prince and Glorious Poet was then one of the very first lots through the ring the following day where selling started at 9.30am. I was well aware of the race and also the fact that most purchasers would not have clocked the update until the horse has been sold so was able to purchase him for just 40,000gns. He will make a nice 4yo next season and will be trained by Tony Carroll.