BLOODSTOCK agent Oliver St Lawrence was about the busiest man at this week’s Tattersalls August Sale. He signed for 10 purchases and was only behind Ted Voute on the list of leading buyers, and ahead of BBA Ireland (seven purchases) and Charlie Gordon Watson who bought eight lots.

St Lawrence’s top two buys were on behalf of Fawzi Nass who was present at the sale. Their most expensive purchase was the Invincible Spirit four-year-old sprinter Swindler. He cost the duo 150,000gns in the face of strong opposition from Stephen Hillen. “He is to go to Bahrain, that will be his base,” commented Nass. “He is a very talented horse. There might be a race for him on our international day but he could make up to be good enough to go to Dubai or Saudi.”