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Horatio Hornblower        WINNER                        

Sire : Presenting     Dam : Countess Camilla

Bay Gelding 2008

Trained by Nick Williams

He is a well bred imposing Gelding by Presenting out of Countess Camilla and was only being sold because his owner needed to make room for young stock.  He is a 3 mile chaser and has run 18 times over fences, winning 3 and being placed 5 times, and has also won two hurdle races and was placed twice from only six starts.  He has been a very consistent horse, a good jumper, and has a workable Handicap Mark of 121 having won off 127 and Nick Williams, who has always trained him, is confident he can win a couple for us.  His last win came at Newbury during January 2018 where he put in a faultless round of jumping in very soft conditions.  He is a proper Winter horse who likes a bit of cut in the ground.  “Snap” is a lovely horse who I have known all his time in training and am sure he will be fun.

Click here to view his form courtesy of At The Races

 

 

White Hart Lady (unraced)                          

Sire : Doyen     Dam : Hats and Heels

Bay Filly 2014

Trained by Harry Fry

A very well bred bay filly by Doyen out of a winning mare Hats And Heels.  Doyen is by Sadler’s Wells and was a very high class horse on the flat, winner of the King George.  He is a fairly new sire to jump racing and his offspring are very sought after and have a very high win to run percentage.  The dam, Hats And Heels is a Flemensfirth mare out of a half sister to the Champion Bumper winner Joe Cullen.  Hats And Heels was trained by Willie Mullins and won two and was placed once from four races before being retired to stud. 

White Hart Lady is in pre-training with Denis Leahy in Ireland who prepared Outofthisworld and Queen of the Wind for us, and he thinks this horse is equal to Outofthisworld.  If he is right we will all be very happy!  She will be trained by Harry Fry and I expect her to be with Harry later this summer.

 

 

Whitehotchillifili (unraced)                     

Sire : Milan     Dam : Mhuire Na Gale

Bay Filly 2014

Trained by Harry Fry

Another very well bred bay filly by the high class proven stallion Milan out of Mhuire Na Gale.  Milan was a top middle distance colt on the flat who won the St Leger.  He has sired many top horses over the years including Jezki, the winner of the Champion Hurdle, and One For Arthur who won this year’s Grand National to name but two!  Mhuire Na Gale is by Norwich out of a Strong Gale mare and is stoutly bred for jump racing.  She has only had two offspring to race as yet, firstly Wild West Wind, a 2009 bay gelding trained by Tom George who won over hurdles in 2016 and went on to win three chases during 2017.  The second to race is Redhotfillypeppers, bought for 200k euros after winning an Irish Point to Point.  She is trained by Willie Mullins and won her first bumper and has gone on to win over hurdles, too.  Much is expected of her. 

Whitehotchillifili has is in pre-training with Denis Leahy in Ireland who thinks very highly of her and says she could be as good as her siblings!  We expect her to arrive in the UK this summer.  Denis says she is a really tough filly, loves her work, and has a great attitude.

 

 

Un-named Filly (unraced)                     

Sire : Presenting (GB)    Dam : Little Dil (IRE)

Bay Filly 2015

Trained by Jamie Snowden

She is an attractive and very well bred 3-y-o bay filly and is one of top stallion Presenting’s last daughters as he died during 2017.  She is Little Dil’s first foal and her two subsequent foals sold for 37,000 and 50,000.  I bought her as a foal and it looks like I got a bargain!

Little Dil is a half sister to Whatyouthink (also by Presenting) who was a winner of 8 races and £177k including a 3rd place in the Irish Grand National and achieved a handicap rating of 152.  Her other half brother, Whodoyouthink won five races and £73k and achieved a handicap rating of 142.  If our filly follows in their footsteps we will all be very happy.

She has been in pre-training with Denis for the past four months and Denis is very sweet on her.  She has taken well to her training and Denis says she is a lovely mover with a touch of class about her.  She will also be turned out in the paddocks next week for the summer. 

 We have decided to send this filly to our new trainer, Jamie Snowden, who has a particularly fine record with fillies (don’t tell his wife!)  He is very much looking forward to training her and being part of the Chasing Gold team.