Sandown on Saturday 28 April brought the curtain down on a record-breaking season for Highflyer Bloodstock.
Four of the day’s big winners were purchased by the Highflyer team, with the stand out being this year’s Champion 2 Mile Chaser, ALTIOR, taking the Gr 1 Celebration Chase. This was the 26th Grade 1 winner of the season purchased by Highflyer and comfortably beat the company’s previous-best score of 19 Grade 1 victories in the 2008/09 season.
Saturday’s meeting at Sandown also saw Grade 2 wins for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede’s TOP NOTCH and CALL ME LORD and those victories helped take these owners above Gigginstown Stud into the runners-up spot for the UK Owners Table with a UK string of 30 horses, all bought by Highflyer’s Anthony Bromley.
On the same day in France, another purchase EDWARD D’ARGENT was a convincing winner of the top French Gold Cup Trial, the Gr 3 Prix Ingre, and is now one of the favourites for the Gr 1 Grand Steeplechase on Sunday, 20 May.