We had a very successful day at the Goff’s national hunt foal sales, so successful we came away with 2 foals.
Firstly we purchased a half brother of BOLD HENRY – RPR 144 RATED. Owned by JP McManus he won the Paddy Power Chase at Cheltenham and is a regular at the Cheltenham festival. His sire is making huge waves in the national field and is regarded as one of the most exciting young national hunt sire in the business.
For those that follow us on Twitter within moments of us confirming we had bought him, Sam Thomas tweeted what an great sire we had bought and others also mentioned he was very well bought.
I personally cannot recall us ever purchasing a national hunt horse who’s brother was/is rated RPR 144 rated.
He is a really exciting colt whos brother is a proven top class performer.
Our second purchase was a filly foal – She is a close relation to without question one of the greatest chasers of our generation, TRIPLE GOLD CUP WINNER, BEST MATE. When I say close reaction I don’t mean through the third or fourth or dam, BEST MATE is the uncle of our filly ‘s dam/mother.
What I like about this pedigree apart from BEST MATE, CORNISH REBEL and INCA TRAIL is that the dam is young, she’s produced one runner to date that was placed in 2 bumpers and a hurdle race, the other 2 offspring’s are now of national hunt racing age, both are due to run this year.
It’s a great pedigree and to have a relation to one of the greatest chasers of our generation represents a wonderful opportunity for us and those that get involved.
Both syndicates can be found on “Our Horses” page of the website.