September 2, 2014
More success for the Highclere Stud draft as Aktabantay won the Gr.3 Solario Stakes at Sandown on Saturday. Aktabantay is by Oasis Dream out of the Fittocks stud mare Splashdown. The colt was sold by Highclere Stud for 360,000gns at Book 1 last year and according to trainer Hugo Palmer will now be aimed at Gr.1 races such as The Dewhurst and Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf. This is another example of the quality and precociousness to have come out of the Highclere Stud draft last year.