The Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales had a wide variety of form horses and point to pointers and there was good value to be had. With the help of agent Paul McIvor we had a list of thirty who had attractive form to look at which we whittled down to fourteen after first inspection. We then re examined them including their joints, tendons and ligaments, resulting in a final list of three to bid on.
Using Paul's valuations and the market strength on the day we then set a budget for each lot.
We are very pleased with our successful purchase of Calle Malva, pictired, the four year old mare by Getaway who has been considerately produced to be placed in her three point to points. Calle Malva is a half sister to two winners including Captain Zebo ( Four wins from seven starts to date) and her form in points is solid, with her showing improvement with each run.
A determined and gutsy performer she has lots of scope, is a great mover and is the type to go on improving, potentially all the way into a black type performer in mares company. She does not yet have an owner and her purchase price of £45,000 looks exceptionally sensible; she is for sale!
To see her video click HERE
Just the one runner at Hexham tomorrow when Dr Hooves takes on his first handicap, up in trip from last time to two and a half miles. He has benefitted from schooling on the new carpet gallop and if he can put his experience built in three runs over hurdles he will be very competitive.