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DBS: £25,000 Steed tops Horses in Training finale

AN UNSPECTACULAR horses-in-training section of DBS's Autumn Sale finished at lunchtime on Tuesday with Peachey Moment, whorealised £32,000 on Monday, remaining the dearest lot.

The highpoint today came when agent Tom Malone paid £25,000 for Steed, who headed to Doncaster eight ays after winning a seven-furlong handicap at Lingfield.

"He's got a decent rating and there might be a bit more improvement to come. He's been bought for an existing client and I'm not sure where he is going into training, but he'll be sticking to the Flat at the moment," said Malone, who outbid the four-year-old's former trainer Richard Guest.

The horses in training were followed by a yearling section and the early pick was a Manduro colt out of a half-sister to Arabian Gleam bred by Hugh Hurst and offered from Mark Dwyer's Oaks Farm Stables.

Pat Eddery's assistant Emma Owen outbid Richard Fahey and Robin O'Ryan at £20,000 for the colt.

"He's been bought for an existing owner, Leo Daly, who had previously been involved in syndicates with us," said Owen. "He was looking for something that wouldn't be just a two-year-old but a longer-term prospect and this colt was our pick."




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