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Mayoh and his ex-wife Sandra bred Sizing John by sending the French-bred mare La Perrotine to the late Pitchall Farm resident Midnight Legend, a stallion the keen statistician had been banging on about to everyone he knew because of the quality emerging from his modestly bred crops.
La Perrotine, a daughter of obscure French Group 3 winner Northern Crystal, was trained by Howard Johnson to win a Hexham bumper and three novice hurdles at Sedgefield.
“The deal to buy her was done in the bar at a Doncaster sale,” Mayoh remembers. “Howard said ..
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