SON OF SHOLOKHOV TOPS CHELTENHAM SALE
MUCKAMORE, a son of Glenview Stud stallion SHOLOKHOV, shared top-price honours at the Cheltenham November Sale, after selling to Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls for £190,000.
Malone was excited by his new purchase, afterwards commenting, ““He’s a lovely animal. He’s by Sholokhov, has got a lovely pedigree, he’s 17.1 hands and it was the first run of his life, coming from a camp that wouldn’t bully them to be ready first time out.”
Described as “a fantastic looking individual” in the paddock ahead of his sole point-to-point start, Muckamore finished second on that occassion at Loughanmore for Colin Bowe.
It marked an excellent return on Muckamore’s foal price, having been bought for €16,500 at the November NH Sale by Hill Head Stud.
Sholokhov was not the only Glenview Stud sire in demand, as Tom Malone went to £110,000 for PICANHA, a winning son of MALINAS consigned by Andrew Latta.
The four-year-old made a successful debut at Moig South, where he showed an excellent attitude to deny the well-named Defuture Is Bright, as the pair drew 30 lengths clear of the rest. Adding to the impressive debut was that Picanha recorded the fastest winning time of the day.
Picanha also provided an excellent profit on his store price of €24,000, given by Robbie Power at Part II of the Derby Sale. Power said after his successful sale, “He’s a very nice horse, we’ve always though plenty of him and best of luck for whoever bought him with Tom Malone.”
Warren Greatrex, meanwhile, found a new owner for his bumper winner, ENCORE CHAMPS (Robin Des Champs), as he paired up with Bryan Drew at £110,000. The bumper in question was a two mile contest at Ffos Las, previously won by Rock The Kasbah. Bred by Kevin McCarthy, he has since gone on to win his hurdle debut impressively for new connections.