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40,000 Guineas Purchase Persian Moon Wins £25,000 Book 1 Bonus
19th July 2018Send this to a friend
The Mark Johnston-trained PERSIAN MOON ran out a ready winner of the EBF Novice Stakes at Yarmouth on Tuesday under jockey Silvestre De Sousa and collected a £25,000 Book 1 Bonus. The son of MAKFI looks an inspired purchase by Lillingston Bloodstock, having been bought on behalf of Kennett Valley Thoroughbreds for just 40,000 guineas.
It is the seventh £25,000 Book 1 Bonus winner for trainer Mark Johnston and the second this year, with previous winners having included the Group 3 Albany Stakes winner MAIN EDITION, who was purchased for just 62,000 guineas and the German 1,000 Guineas winner NYALETI who cost a mere 40,000 guineas.
The £25,000 October Book 1 Bonus is only for graduates of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. This year’s sale takes place from October 9 - 11.