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Six-figure Pere tops DBS Spring HIT day two

DBS SPRING HIT SALE DAY 2 FIGURES
Year Cat Off Sold Agg Ave Med
2011 232 176 139 1,764,000 12,691 8,000
2010 253 166 122 2,410,800 19,760 8,750
DBS SPRING HIT SALE TOTAL FIGURES
Year Cat Off Sold Agg Ave Med
2011 472 371 291 3,861,300 13,269 8,000
2010 513 351 238 3,951,500 16,449 7,900

ONLY one lot breached six figures at Wednesday's concluding session of theSpring Horses In Training Sale in Doncaster, the five-year-old Pere Blanc offered from David Arbuthnot's stable as owner George Ward winds down his racing interests.

Anthony Stroud, an agent better known in flat circles, saw off Steve Gollings and owner Phil Martin for the progressive hurdler at £100,000.

"My career started out buying jumpers and he's for an old client from my Curragh Bloodstock Agency days who wants to remain low-key at the moment," said Stroud.

"He stopped having jumpers pretty much when I left the CBA but decided he is getting a bit long in the tooth now and wanted a few jumpers again. He also bought Red Devil Boys for £72,000 at the recent Cheltenham sale and the horses are going out in a field now and then it will be decided where they go into training.

"I bought Hazy Sunset [a sister to Pere Blanc's great grandam] for Fred Winter so know the family and this looked a nice, progressive horse who was ready to go chasing. I've known David Arbuthnot a long time and he highly recommended the horse."

Agent Mags O'Toole saw off Howard Johnson at £85,000 for five-year-old Make A Track, winner of both his bumper starts for Arbuthnot and Ward.

"He's most likely going to be trained in Ireland," said O'Toole, who signed in the name of Ballinaskeagh Bloodstock. "He's still quite a weak horse so it's impressive that he's achieved what he has so far and should hopefully improve with age."

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