Just A Princess Tops Arqana Grand Steeple Sale


Just A Princess | Arqana

Arqana's Grand Steeple Sale at Saint-Cloud Racecourse grossed €2,313,000 with 29 lots sold from 35 (83%) through the ring. The Magdalen Bryant Dispersal accounted for €1,043,000 of that total, which consisted of the first 21 lots in the catalogue. The average was €79,759 and the median was €55,000.

An even 10 lots made six figures or better, and it was the AQPS Just A Princess (Fr) (Ivanhowe {Ger}) (lot 5), a member of trainer David Cottin's consignment and part of that dispersal, that topped the sale. The sophomore was knocked down for €260,000 on a bid from Anthony Bromley's Highflyer Bloodstock. She holds an entry into the G3 Prix Sagan at Saint-Cloud on Saturday.

Bromley was also in action for the second-highest lot on the day, the €200,000 Zarak The Brave (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) (lot 8). Offered by Stephane Wattel, the bay is already a winner on the Flat and will be sent to Willie Mullins to further his career in the National Hunt sphere.

After the sale, Bryant's daughter KC Graham said, “This is a very special day for us, full of emotion. What can I say, we are very happy with the results of this sale. The horses sold well, they were eagerly awaited and it's a great tribute to our mother and to David Powell. We loved David's genius, to whom we owe today's results.”

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