French Claim

I claimed a horse from Saint Cloud yesterday – Etoile Argentee. She ran a close third in a 1 mile 3yo fillies claimer on heavy ground – the provisional rating from the Racing Post for the run was 73. She was in for E26k – I bid E31k and I was the only bid (hence I wasted E5k).

She was foaled on April 14. Her breeding isn’t easy to decipher – on balance she looks to be a NH type. My man on the course was very taken by her – he thinks she has size and scope, and showed a good attitude in her race, staying on late. She didn’t run as a 2yo and is a late maturing type – we hope she has a progressive profile.

We spent a while discussing who should train her and decided to send her to Tom Dascombe. Tom has the other two 3yo fillies that I’ve claimed and it helps to have them all in the same place for comparisons. She may be a hurdler in time, in which case I’ll probably move her somewhere else, but Tom has the call for now.