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Australian Buys Cup Prospect At Tattersalls
Meanwhile, Victorian-based trainer Sam Pritchard-Gordon hopes he has a Cups prospect on his hands after securing 3YO UK-bred gelding Yangtze for 185,000 guineas on day two of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale. Consigned by Sir Michael Stoute's Freemason Lodge Stables, the son of Dansili is officially rated 103 by 'Timeform'. "This horse will cost me around A$280,000, but if he wins a Group 3 he will get all of that back, the prize-money is so good in Australia. And there is such a lot of interest in owning horses - everyone wants to be part of a syndicate," said Pritchard-Gordon. "The dream for all is to have a Cup horse - and so now is the time of year to capitalise on that. This horse has some substance, is an improver and by Dansili will suit." From the Gr2-winning mare Hi Calypso (In The Wings), Yangtze is a half-brother to Tony McEvoy's Listed Sale Cup winner Evangelist.