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Overturn jumps the last to win at Ayr17.04.2010

Overturn: last year's sale-topper has since justified his purchase

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McCain secures Aga's Emrani for £80,000

TRAINER Donald McCain and Peddlers Cross's owner Tim Leslie paid £80,000 at today's Doncaster November Horses In Training Sale to buy three-year-old Emrani, a three-time winner this season for John Oxx and the Aga Khan.

"Mr Oxx recommended him to us and he's tough, already gelded and ready to go on with," said McCain, who had had a frustrating time at Tattersalls last week. "Tim's got a number of nice horses now so we'll only really have a go now if something decent comes up for sale.

"We were underbidders on two or three expensive ones at Newmarket but I didn't actually get anything for Tim, we couldn't compete for the ones with the ratings to race in the desert there, but when you saw what they were making this horse was probably not bad value. I've been a big fan of the Aga Khan horses for a long time and this is the first one I've been able to buy for Tim."

McCain and Leslie topped last year's sale (held two weeks earlier in October) when buying their Galway Hurdle and Northumberland Plate winnerOverturn for £75,000 out of Walter Swinburn's stable.

 

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