Racing Post, 4th November 2014
THE two-day DBS Autumn Sales cater for almost every buyer, offering a selection of yearlings and horses in training, from smart two-yearolds to jumpers. And for buyers whose shopping list includes progeny by Group 1 sire Monsieur Bond, then Doncaster is the place to be.
No fewer than 25 lots by the Norton Grove Stud resident have been catalogued, all of whom were given a timely update when their paternal half-brother Move In Time triumphed in the Group 1 Prix de l’Abbaye. The win was a second for Monsieur Bond, whose daughter Gilt Edge Girl landed the race in 2010.
Standouts from the sire’s yearling offerings include a sister to winning colt Mr Horsepower out of a Wolfhound half-sister to EP Taylor heroine Fraulein (lot 356), a daughter of Hilary Needler Trophy winner Knavesmire from the family of champion juvenile filly Soar (433) and a grandson of top-tier performer She’s Classy (440).
Just one runner by the sire is found in the horses in training section, sprint handicapper Monsieur Royale (222).
Also on offer among the horses in training lots is Dr Marwan Koukash’s Gabrial’s Star (87), a brother to Geelong Cup hero Caravan Rolls On.