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McCain splashes out for Aga Khan horse again

UNRACED three-year-old Ebanour sold as a jumping prospect for £120,000 to Donald McCain at Doncaster’s November Sale today.

Donald McCain jnr

Donald McCain: spent £120,000

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

The Aga Khan’s home-bred half-brother to 2007 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Ebaziyan had always been held in high regard by trainer John Oxx and will race in the colours of Tim Leslie, who had earlier paid £80,000 for three-time winner Emrani from the same draft.

"Yes, he hasn’t run but Mr Oxx is a very straight person and he explained that this has just been a typical Aga Khan horse that has had the odd niggling problem and taken time to grow up," said McCain. "I knew he’d make around that money because if he didn’t meet his reserve he’d have been going home.

"He’ll be gelded tomorrow or the day after and, as he’s not run on the Flat, we have the option of going the bumper route with him before he goes jumping. They are two very nice horses to have and it’s down to me not to make a bollocks of them now!"

 

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