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Makin Returns With Tried And Tested Performer
Australian owner Paul Makin, initially best known for outstanding globe-trotting Gr1 winner and subsequent leading stallion Starcraft (Soviet Star-Flying Floozie, by Pompeii Court), has put his oar back in the water, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. After compiling one of the most valuable collections of bloodstock in Europe over a number of years, Makin sold almost everything under the Paulyn banner in 2014 for a reported €12 million-plus, leaving just a handful of horses in work. Now, he has embarked on a different tack, purchasing Marcel (Lawman-Mauresmo), one of the UK’s better 2YOs of last season who triumphed in the Gr1 Racing Post Trophy. The deal was brokered by bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington, who intimated the colt will stay in training with Peter Chapel-Hyam for a tilt at the 2016 Gr1 English 2,000 Guineas.