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Verglas Son Tops UAE Meydan Sale
In Dubai bloodstock news, Abdul Hakim Abusheikwas has gone to AED200,000 to secure the top lot at the Emirates Racing Authority horses in training sale at Meydan, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. Forevertheoptimist (Verglas-Hankering, by Missed Flight), winner of the Listed Sandown Dragon Stakes, has been performing well recently in the stable of owner-trainer Fawzi Nass. Originally a 75,000gns purchase by Oliver St Lawrence at the 2011 Tattersalls October horses in training sale, the 4YO gelding is from a half-sister to US Gr3 winner Media Mogul (by First Trump). Total gross for the sale was AED3,484,000 with an average of AED35,551 and a high clearance rate of 88 per cent.