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Turnover up by 10 per cent at Arqana's Arc sale

Arqana's Arc sale recorded a clearance rate of just 55 per cent at Saint-Cloud on Saturday night but turnover was up by 10 per cent to €3,326,000 (€387,000 including private sales). The average was also up by 20 per cent to reach €144,609.

Group 3 winning two year old Mambia topped the auction, held at Saint-Cloud, when sellingto Florida-based owner Martin Schwartz for €450,000.

Knocked down to Michel Zerolo’s Oceanic Bloodstock, the daughter of Aldebaran is due to run in the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac . Trained by Joel Boisnard, Mambia has won four of her six starts to date, including the Group 3 Prix du Calvados on her latest outing, following a Listed success.
 
The Aga Khan’s Rasjaman topped the colts when bought by Gerard Larrieu of Chantilly Bloodstock for €440,000 on behalf of Saeed Nasser Al Romaithi. From the last crop of Linamix, Rasjaman won a Listed race last year at two year old before taking the Prix de Fontainebleau on his seasonal reappearance. 

 
Evading Tempete also went the way of Schwartz when making €370,000. The daughter of Dubai Destination won the Italian 1,000 Guineas earlier in the year for her trainer Francois Rohaut, having previously taken second in the Group 3 Prix Imprudence, beating dual Guineas winner Special Duty.
 
Both Mambia and Evading Tempete will now join Jean-Claude Rouget, who also trains last year’s triple Group 1 winner Stacelita for the same connections. Evading Tempete will then head to the United States later in the year.
 
Consigned from Jean-Marie Beguigné, Lancelot will  head to the Middle East after being bought by Umm Qarn Farm (Sheikh Abdullah bin KhalifaAl Thani). The colt will now be campaigned in Dubai over the winter as well as Qatar.
 
The final lot through the ring, Dream Eater, was bought by Ghislain Bozo of Meridian International for €250,000. Third in the Listed Criterium de Ouest, the two year old daughter of Dansili comes from the family of L’Ancresse, Moonstone and Saturday’s Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein winner Royal Bench.

 

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