The ARQANA Arc Sale was prominent yet again in the weekend’s results with graduate Prince Cheri (FR) taking another step along his Caulfield Cup path by toughing out a win in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill.
Prince Cheri’s trainer David Vandyke was satisfied his French import was well on track to be a key player in the main races over the Melbourne spring carnival.
“There was a horse there making him work late but it was a good tough performance, the kind of performance that says he wants further, Vandyke said.
“It was a good, grinding win, a real stayer’s performance. He was three wide from the 600m but he just kept going. We will see how he pulls up and then probably head to Melbourne.”
A first-up winner at Clairefontaine before finishing second in a Listed event at the same track, Prince Cheri has now won three of his four Australian starts was third in the other.
He is a son of a German based stallion Lando who was a winner of the German Derby and Japan Cup.
He sired seven Group 1 winners, including 2002 German Horse of the Year Paolini as well as last year’s Group II Herbert Power Handicap winner Shahwardi.
Prince Cheri was purchased by Blue Spirit for 65,000 Euro at the 2012 ARQANA Arc Sale from Mikel Delzangles.
The catalogue for this year’s Arc Sale held on October 5th is now online www.arqana.com