WEST Country trainer David Pipe secured the top lot at a sale of young racehorses at Cheltenham racecourse last Friday for £380,000.

The annual Tattersalls Ireland November Sale saw more than £3.7m turned over in two hours.

In total 41 horses were sold at an average price of £90,537.

Pipe's pick was Know The Score, a four-year-old son of Flemensfirth who was bought by Irish point-to-point trainer Sean Doyle at an auction in June last year for €55,000.

His value got a timely boosts the previous Sunday when the horse made a winning debut at a point-to-point in Ireland.

He was promptly booked on a transporter bound for Cheltenham.

Pipe beat off opposition from bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who bought Finian's Oscar at the same sale 12 months ago.

Malone had joined forces this time with 10-times champion trainer Paul Nicholls to try to buy the gelding.