If you're willing to spend $3,000 for a saddle id avoid the HDR. It's not a terrible saddle for the price (although certain models are) but shell out the money for quality if you're got it. The spooner I think has a fairly forward flap. Antares is a fantastic brand though. Try their hampton classic. That's their more basic non custom model and I believe you can get one new for close to your budget. If you want something super grippy go for calfskin or buffalo. Those are definitely more (4-5000 new) but you can find one used in your range. The calfskin is beautiful and the buffalo is very very durable. Also check out Devoucoux, Delgrange, CWD, or butet (by beval) for other quality brands.
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