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Eden Roc Added to Inaugural Inglis Chairmans Sale
Highly promising stakes-placed 2YO Eden Roc is the latest addition to The Chairman’s Sale - Elite Racing Prospects, with owner Alan Bell to offer the colt for sale in the historic Newmarket ring two days before Day 1 of The Championships. Eden Roc (Star Witness x Hilton Head) became the most expensive yearling by his sire when selling for $750,000 last year, and in his three career starts to date the colt’s raw ability has matched his good looks. The strapping chestnut was runner-up on debut behind Exceeds, then placed third behind Veranillo in the Listed ATC Lonhro Plate before a fast finishing 1.1L fourth in the Gr2 ATC Skyline Stakes last start. Bell is a renowned judge of elite racehorses, having purchased Australian Champion Sprinters Schillaci and Primacy, WFA star and Champion Older Horse Grand Armee, and current hot sire prospects Deep Field and Star Turn. “He has always shown tremendous ability, being right up there with the best two-year-olds in our stable. Being closely related to Star Turn he has similar traits and strength, and only with time will Eden Roc keep improving," said co-trainer Michael Hawkes. Eden Roc’s sire Star Witness has quickly established himself as one of Australia’s top young stallions. His stakes winning progeny this current racing season include dual Gr1 winner Global Glamour and exciting filly Fuhryk. Entries for the Elite Racing Prospects session of The Chairman’s Sale close on Monday 27 March. The auction will then be held at 6pm on Thursday 30 March at Newmarket.