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2015

Stokes (IRE)

2015 · Gelding

Sire: Califet (FR) Dam: Iktitafs Sister (IRE)

FORM 1-

 Yes, he was indeed named Stokes after Ben Stokes' heroic performance in the World Cup Final!

I have always thought a lot of this lad from day one. I was sent him by his breeders as an unbroken 3 yo - he has always found his work very easy and impressed me on the gallops. As he was a big strong horse he needed some time to grow into himself so I didn't rush him in his first season. I was delighted to see the way he won his first bumper at Wolverhampton in February. He made every yard, travelling strongly the whole way to ultimately win a shade cosily.

After he won his bumper we set about schooling him over hurdles and he was truly exceptional. He looks to be a horse with a lot of speed and jumps like a top class 2 mile hurdler. I can honestly see this lad taking high order in the novice hurdle ranks this season.

When he was a 3 year old I gave him a hobday operation, as he made a slight whistle in his wind, but the operation has worked very well. We haven't had a problem with him since and there was no noise whatsoever when he won at Wolverhampton.

 

 

 

2015

Get Prepared (IRE)

2015 · Gelding

Sire: Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) Dam: Star Ar Aghaidh (IRE)

FORM 1-

I bought this lad at the  Aintree sale in 2019 after he won his debut point-to-point. He was a big raw horse that was going to need time, but I just loved the way he moved and his presence at the sales.

Once he was home I realised just how much of a shell he was and he soon looked like he needed a good holiday so I gave him an early break. He came back into training at the start of last season but was still on the weak side, so we didn't rush him and gave him the time he needed to mature. This paid dividends and he was ready to run in a bumper when Lockdown hit us so I chucked him out on his holidays with the majority of my other horses.

Having enjoyed his time out, he has finally become the horse I hoped and he looks fabulous after a great summer. He has returned into training and is showing me all the signs of a good horse. He jumps very well and I would expect him to be winning novice hurdles in the near future. The plan would be to go straight hurdling this season as we have allowed him plenty of time to mature and I feel a bumper at this point simply wouldn't be necessary.

 He is by Black Sam Bellamy and would stand at 16.2hh. I would have him down as more of a 2 1/2 mile hurdler that will stay 3 miles in time and is undoubtedly a chaser in the making.  

2015

Quinta Do Mar (IRE)

2015 · Gelding

Sire: Califet (FR) Dam: Cara Mara (IRE)

FORM 1-92

Quinta Do Mar is a striking son of Califet who stands at 16.2hh. He is a very athletic individual who moves well in all three paces, jumps impressively and shows us plenty of speed at home. He easily won his debut point-to-point bumper by 2 and 1/4 lengths, and after a slightly disappointing run when he got worked up before the point-to-point Champion Bumper at Aintree, he got back on track to finish 2nd in a very good maiden at Cottenham in December, beaten just a neck. It looked like he didn't quite stay so dropping him back to 2 or 2 1/2 miles will be much more suitable. He is ready to run in the next month or so and has schooled very well in preparation for his novice hurdling campaign. I fully expect him to be winning this season before progressing to chasing next term. 

 

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