Criquette Head-Maarek gave early warning that the four-year-old daughter of Motivator was back to her old self. However, many would argue she was even better as she powered clear of the 20-runner field with incredible ease.
Ectot has been among the leading fancies for the Arc since his victory in the Prix Niel at Longchamp last month and he has been drawn next to his pacemaker Montviron, who breaks from gate 11. It should be a cracker tomorrow just after 16h00
With 21 less yearlings sold at the same sale last year, the aggregate on Sunday was up from R26 015 000 in 2023 to R27 085 000, with the average tag stepping up 20% to R206 756, and the median jumping 38% to R180 000