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Al Thani continues
to spend at Arqana

NICOLAS DE WATRIGANT'S Mandore International was in the spotlight once again at Arqana on Monday when he went to €220,000 for a son of High Chaparral on behalf of Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Consigned by Haras de Monceaux, from whom the agent had purchased Sunday's €1.2 million sale topper for the Qatari, the colt is the second produce of the unraced Monsun mare Nightdance Sun.

"He is the absolute spitting image of So You Think," Watrigant said. "The colt will take a bit of time to mature and is more of a three-year-old type, but he is very well balanced and walks nicely."

From the family of Champion German three-year-old Next Desert, the colt is the latest purchase for the agent, who currently leads the buyers table having spent nearly €3m on 13 yearlings so far.
Lucien Urano's stud continues its outstanding sale, having now sold the sales topper on all three days, including two for over €1m.




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