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Arqana Summer Sale ends with increases

RANJAAN could become the next Aga Khan-bred superstar for Paul Nicholls after he made €200,000 when selling to Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock for the Highclere Racing Syndicates.

The sale recorded a clearance rate of nearly 70 per cent over the two days, with an aggregate of €3,897,000 including privatesales following a solid horses-in-training section. The store horse market showed the most upturn, recording its best figures since 2008.

A son of Dubai Destination, Ranjaan headed the list for the Aga Khan Studs, who consigned the top three lots in the horses-in-training section. After putting up tough opposition, French bloodstock agent Guy Petit was underbidder.

From the family of Kinnaird and Rayeni, the three-year-old won two of his five starts for Mikel Delzangles, most recently finishing second in a conditions race at Compiegne earlier this month.

Bromley said: "He is a magnificent horse and we have had a lot of success from this source, including Zaynar and Zarkandar. The colt has great bone and physique for going jumping and is a nice model with a good rating. In terms of price, we were stretched to the limit."

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