Unnamed X Marys Article
4 YO · Gelding
Sire: Court Cave (IRE) Dam: Marys Article (IRE)
This striking gelding stands a solid 16.2hh and is a well put together type. Out of prolific stallion COURT CAVE (IRE) who has sired such luminaries as CHAMPION COURT (IRE),at his peak rated 157, and the exciting CITY ISLAND (IRE) (153). We've already had great success with his offspring, with WILLOUGHBY COURT (IRE) (152) winning seven races including at the Cheltenham Festival. He is the produce of the unraced mare MARYS ARTICLE (IRE), who herself is a half- sister to 4 winners including the multiple graded performer CASEY JONES (IRE) who won 6 times amassing £128,000 in prize money. He moves beautifully in all three paces and quite clearly has a great attitude towards his job. He was broken in and pre-trained by Marcus Foley, where he has also done a lot of loose jumping. He was exceptional value at the salesand I firmly believe he will look look even better value in years to come. I am currently stepping up his work and he is taking it well, and I am sure a bumper in April/May time will be within his grasp.
On Springs (IRE)
6 YO · Gelding
Sire: Mahler (GB) Dam: Wild Fuchsia (IRE)
This good looking gelding is by super stallion MAHLER (GB), a very classy flat horse in his time. He's had multiple winners already this season including exciting mare ANNIE MC (IRE) (149), smart chaser CANELO (IRE) (148) and improving staying chaser NOTACHANCE (IRE) (146) having already produced very smart chasers CHRIS DREAM (IRE) (165) and SUTTON PLACE (IRE) (160). He has a brilliant attitude to his work, is a strong powerful individual and jumps like he's "on springs" hence the name! Last season he ran in two bumpers, finishing a solid sixth in the first and an excellent second at Sedgefield, in a race that has already thrown up winners. This season he has run three times over hurdles putting in some respectable efforts on ground that would not suit him. He's now got a handicap mark and should prove very competitive on his preferred ground.
Kennack Bay (FR)
6 YO · Gelding
Sire: Balko (FR) Dam: Nuance Tartare (FR)
This beautifully put together gelding is out of the mare NUANCE TARTARE (FR) who has produced a number of French winners already including PETIT TARTARE (FR) and PRINCE TARTARE (FR). Whilst impressive sire BALKO (FR) was a multiple winner in France over hurdles and fences and has already produced top level performers BALKO DES FLOS (FR) (169), VISION DES FLOS (FR) (155) and FAGO (FR) (154). He is a nicely balanced type who jumps fast and economically. So far in his career he has had just the one run in the 19/20 Season but has had two very promising runs this season and looks to be one to keep on side.
Baxter Basics (IRE)
5 YO · Gelding
Sire: Getaway (GER) Dam: Limekiln Lass (IRE)
This imposing son of GETAWAY (GER) stands close to 17.1hh and looks a fantastic chaser in the making. His sire needs no introduction as he is one of the most sought after jump stallions of the moment, barely a day goes by without him producing another winner. His success is all the greater for his versatility, for not only does he produce top class chasers such as TALKISCHEAP (IRE) (157) and recent Sandown winner SPORTING JOHN (IRE) (153) but also fantastically consistent hurdlers VERDANA BLEU (IRE) (162) and GETABIRD (IRE) (152). The young chasers he has coming through look very talented indeed. Our lad fairly flows over the ground and so far this season has had one educational ride in a bumper where he travelled strongly for a good distance before tiring on the heavy ground. We think an awful lot of this big chap and he looks like he'll make up into a very nice horse indeed.