Tom Malone snaps up exciting Eritage on Arqana Online
Son of Martaline is heading to Paul Nicholls
Bloodstock agent Tom Malone snapped up impressive debut bumper winner Eritage for €205,000 in an auction on Arqana Online on Tuesday.
The four-year-old son of popular jumps sire Martaline was bought on behalf of owner Angela Tincknell and is headed to Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat Stables.
Fabrice Foucher’s former charge turned many heads on his first racecourse appearance over 1m4f at Pornichet on July 12.
Pushed along early on to keep up with more experienced opponents, he travelled wide before hitting the front with a furlong to run.
He then found his stride under a hands and heels ride and passed the post three and a half lengths clear of his nearest rival.
Eritage, who is 16.3 hands tall, is the first foal out of a daughter of Passing Sale, herself a sister to Grade 2 Navan Novice Chase scorer Terminal.
Online bidding for him opened at €60,000.