We enjoyed a successful trip to the Arqana Summer Sale in Deauville this week where we returned with a pair of scopey two-year-olds, both of whom are for sale.
The first to be bought was I Wish You, a flashy chesnut from the family of the French Grade-1 winning hurdler Chimere du Berlais. By Night Wish, a Group 3 winner who was twice placed in German Group 1s, he has plenty of physical presence and an irrepressible enthusiasm to go with it.
With trade strong, we were delighted to also secure Rocheval, a son of Kapgarde listed as Lot 198. His sire needs no introduction having produced the likes of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner A Plus Tard and multiple Grade-1 winner Clan des Obeaux, whilst his dam was a seven-time winner over jumps and is a half-sister to the smart handicap hurdler County Zen. A most beautiful-looking individual with plenty of class, we believe he could be very special indeed.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested in purchasing either of our two latest arrivals. Further details can be found on the For Sale page of our website.
The horses continue to run consistently well on the track with second-placed finishes from both Petite Rhapsody over hurdles at Perth and Thewaytothestars on the Flat at Musselburgh. There was also a good effort from Cuban Cigar who was third in a 2m handicap at Musselburgh on Monday, just tiring close home as his stamina ebbed away. Conversely, Izzy’s Champion, fifth in the 2m4f handicap chase at Worcester on Wednesday, will probably try a longer trip next time.
There is just the one runner this weekend with Flylikeaneagle making his debut for the yard in the 1m2f handicap at Ayr tomorrow. A three-time winner for previous connections, he’d lost his way a little prior to joining us but has been going nicely at home in recent weeks and is potentially well handicapped.
Lucinda Russell Racing