Smart wildcards added to Summer Sale
Form horses in both codes added to auction
Eight wildcards who have recently put themselves in the shop window with strong performances on the track have been added to Arqana's Summer Sale next month.
All will be offered on the third and last day of the auction, July 6, and include Christophe Lotoux's Listed-placed Madiva, a daughter of Aussie Rules from the family of Group performers Macleya and Montclair.
Grove Stud will offer La Gommeuse, a three-year-old daughter of Zamindar who scored a first Listed success in May, while the Aga Khan Studs present a well-bred colt in the shape of Vargar. In the care of Jean-Claude Rouget, he was twice a winner as a two-year-old and fourth in a Listed contest in March. He hails from the family of Vadawina, the dam of black-type performers Vadamar and Vedouma.
An intriguing National Hunt prospect is Defy De Mee, a Country Reel half-brother to Paul Nicholls' As De Mee. He got off the mark for Jerry Planque when scoring by three-quarters of a length at Sennones earlier this month.
Second to Defy De Mee that day was another addition to the catalogue in Alain Couetil's Dark Caviar, a dual winner by Network from the family of Grade 1-placed hurdler Ut De Sivola.
Completing the wildcards are Ballywood, a son of Ballingarry trained by Francois Nicolle to win his last two starts; Chef D'Equipe, a Presenting half-brother to Listed scorer Un Beau Martin, who broke his maiden on his latest start; and Hell Boy, a son of Martaline placed in four of his five starts over hurdles this year.