another promising juvenile for Arch
MARK Johnston's Saint Arch looks a colt with a future judging by his victory inthe 7f novice stakes at Lingfield on Thursday.
The 82,000gns Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up purchase showed a willing attitude to fend off Prayer Boat and remain unbeaten in two starts.
His sire Arch has gained a formidable reputation on both sides of the Atlantic as a strong source of high-class performers, especially on turf.
But it hasn't always been easy for the son of Kris S, who slumped to a fee low of $5,000 in 2004 after failing to live up to early expectations. However, he experienced a revival in fortunes in 2006 thanks to Arravale, Les Arcs and Pine Island, who between them struck at the highest level on turf and dirt.
This year, Arch hasbeen represented by three stakes winners including Ripon Two-Year-Old Trophy winner Desert Phantom, also a Tattersalls Craven graduate.
Consequently, he now commands a fee of $25,000 at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky.
Bred in Canada by Ascot Thoroughbreds, Saint Arch is the fifth winner out of Halo Silver. The winning daughter of Silver Buck is a granddaughter of Kay Ho, also the ancestress of Belmont Stakes winner Da'Tara and Kentucky third Denis Of Cork.
Halo Silver has a yearling filly by Even The Score.