Bumper winner heads quiet day at DBS
A PRICE of just £30,000, realised by dual Musselburgh bumper winner Rendl Beach, topped Doncaster's January Sale yesterday at the curtain-raiser to the 2012 European bloodstock auction year.
The four-year-old was saddled by Peter Niven to his two successes last month and is set to join Rebecca Curtis after the trainer's partner Gearoid Costelloe struck the successful bid.
"I thought he was very good value, especially when you think he has won twice and compare it to the prices you can pay for stores," said Costelloe. "We'll let him settle in and he'll be going hurdling."
The day featured a dispersal of the bloodstock interests of the late Cumbrian trainer Roger Fisher and Sheriff Hutton handler Tim Walford secured the pick of the draft, a £22,000 Oscar four-year-old from the family of Black Jack Ketchum and Fota Island.