Mikimoto Tops ThoroughBid’s March Sale

Martin Keighley went to £46,000 to secure recent Hereford bumper winner Mikimoto (GB) (Scorpion {Ire}) (lot 40) through ThoroughBid’s March Sale. Formerly trained by Henry Daly, he 4-year-old gelding will now head to Keighley’s Condicote Stables.

“We had the second in the race that Mikimoto won at Hereford and we thought that he was a decent horse, so I was interested when I saw him in the sale,” Keighley said. “I think £46,000 is a more than fair price and being able to sit here in my office bidding made the whole process very easy. It’s my first time using the platform and it was all very straightforward.

“Although he’s only four, I believe he’s not a backward horse at all and he’ll probably go for another bumper again before going over hurdles next season.”

James Richardson, CEO of ThoroughBid, said, “We’re really pleased with the sale of Mikimoto, who was last seen winning his bumper just five days ago. Being flexible in the bloodstock sales space is key and I know that both Henry Daly and Martin Keighley are very happy with the deal they’ve got.

“Having two of Jump racing’s biggest yards in the shape of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott both selling with us is great to see, while it was also good to have Shark Hanlon back buying again.

“Ben Clarke, who purchased Cheltenham Festival-bound Elegant Escape (Ire) (Dubai Destination) through us last year, looks to have purchased a nice Walk In The Park filly for £30,000, so she could be one to keep an eye on and we’d like to wish him the best of luck once again.”

You can view all the March Sale results here.

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