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Hannon on bonus mark with Charter relation

ON the day it was announced that the latest Racing Post Yearling Scheme would be worth £2.7 million, the Richard Hannon stable landed their owners a second £10,000 payout of the season when Best Terms made a winning debut in the 5f maiden atWindsor.

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Hannon-trained horses won £180,000 worth of yearling bonuses last year.

Best Terms was one of three bonus winners in one day and came just 48 hours after £40,000 worth of bonuses were landed on Saturday.

The daughter of Exceed And Excel races for her breeder Robert Barnett, whose colours will always be associated with the brilliant multiple Group 1 winner Time Charter. Indeed, Time Charter features as the third dam of Best Terms. Retained as a yearling by Barnett for 10,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sale, Best Terms is a half-sister to the Group 3-placed Sunsemperchi and out of Sharp Terms, an unraced Kris half-sister to smart 1m4f performer First Charter.

On the same Windsor card, Purification became a second three-year-old winner in Britain and Ireland for his sire Hurricane Run when landing the 10f maiden.

A £10,000 bonus was also won at Redcar when three-year-old Clara Zetkin justified favouritism in the 7f maiden.

The David Brown-trained filly, owned by Norton Common Farm Racing, cost 9,000 as a yearling when consigned by Howard Barton Stud at Doncaster.

Yesterday's news of an increase prize-money pool was welcomed by two  recent bonus winning syndicates.

Stewart Jones of the Triple Crown Partnership said: "We targetted the three-year-old bonus maiden at Leicester with Sand Owl as the £10,000 bonus covers half a year's training costs which is a tangible benefit of buying an eligible horse. When you are trying to persuade new owners into the game it's an effective tool."

And Harry Herbert, of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, who landed a bonus last week with Deity, said:  "The Racing Post Yearling Bonus Scheme is a Godsend for owners during these times of severely depressed prize money levels. All of Deity's owners were over the moon with the additional £10,000."






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