De Moubray busy in Arqana second session
CRISPIN DE MOUBRAY struck early in the second session of Arqana's October Yearling Sale on Tuesday when going to €85,000 for a son of leading French based sire Kendargent.
The third foal out of the winning Anabaa mare Steel Woman out of Group 3 winner Saperlipoupette, the February-born yearling was offered from Mathieu Daguzan-Garros's Haras des Granges.
"I've bought him for an existing client to stay in France," de Moubray said. "The Kendor/Danzig cross works extremely well, and this was a very nice individual."
Standing at Haras de Colleville, Kendargent's owner Guy Pariente recently announced that the 2006 Group 1 Prix Jean Prat fourth would stand for €18,000 next season after his noteworthy success from small crops. This year the 11-year-old counts four individual European stakes winners from ten different runners.
Five lots later, de Moubray signed the docket once more, this time for a son of Dark Angel from Haras de la Louviere for €63,000 on behalf of Paddy Twomey.
Out of a sister to Listed runner-up Shifting Sands, the dam of Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Sandbar as well as dual Listed scorer Brasileira, the also colt hails from Lady O'Reilly's family of Ribblesdale Stakes victress Sahara Slew.
"I like the sire and this looked as though he will make a nice two-year-old. We'll take him back home to Ireland and then I'll decide what we'll do with him," Twomey said.