|News: 1 May 2010
COURT CAVE- MAYDAY MAYDAY!
Boardsmill Studs young pretender Court Cave had
a red letter day on Saturday 1st May siring an across the card double
with an impressive debut bumper winner at Kilbeggan and also a 5
year old maiden Point to Point winner at Taylorstown.
CHAMPION COURT went off an unfancied 25 to1 shot in the bumper
at Kilbeggan for Co. Galway permit holder William McMahon. Settled
at the back of the field throughout, Champion Court was always travelling
well and as the tempo quickened in the final circuit he gradually
made up ground whilst travelling ominously well. Siphoning through
the field as they rounded the final two bends, the 5 year old just
had to pick up the well backed favourite Khorun as they straightened
up for the short run in. And that he did- under a hands and heels
ride from his compotent rider, Champion Court ran out a facile and
very impressive winner.
Champion Court is from Court Caves 1st crop and was bred
by Larry OConnor from near Drogheda in Co. Louth. He is out
of the Supreme Leader winning mare Mooneys Hill, who was trained
by Al OConnell and won a maiden hurdle in OConnors
colours. He is Mooneys Hills fourth foal, fourth runner
and second winner. Her first foal- the ill fated Dara Whyte won
a chase in Navan last year and incidentally was the first winner
trained by Als daughter Claire OConnell.
Champion Court was raised and grazed at Boardsmill Stud and was
sold as a foal in 2005.
Meanwhile, earlier on May 1st, Court Cave sired his 1st Point to
Point winner when Louisthenineteenth, trained by Ian
Ferguson, gave a great display of jumping to land the 5 year old
maiden at Taylorstown in Co. Down.
Prominent throughout, the winner showed great determination to
fend off the late challenge of Feather Hill under a strong ride
from Chris Cully.
Bred by John Jap Noone from Kilmessan in Co. Meath,
Lousithenineteeth is out of the American bred mare Prusse.
He was sold by Boardsmill Stud as a yearling in 2006 when bought
by Peter Molony of Rathmore Stud. He was bought by Ian Ferguson
on behalf of current owner at the Tattersalls Ireland Breeze Up
sale in November 2008.
Court Caves very few runners in point to points have been
catching a lot of good judges eyes. He has also sired COURT IN SESSION
who was narrowly beaten at Largy on April 24th. He looks a sure
fire future winner. Also representin Court Cave between the flags
this year is Mr Caveman. Trained by Sneezy Foster, he was a staying
on 3rd in a Loughrea maiden in April and looks one to follow.
Court Caves main flagbearer on the track to date is the Oliver
McKiernan trained WHODOYOUTHINK. Winner of two hurdle races, he
was also placed 4th in the Grade 1 Deloitte Hurdle behind Dunguib
and also placed 3rd in a Grade 2 at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival.
All in all COURT CAVE has really made a big impression with his
1st runners and given his exceptional pedigree, it is hardly surprising.
He comes from a family full of top class performers and it is already
developing into a serious source of Sire potential. As welll as
being a full brother to Group 1 sire Beat Hollow, Court Cave is
also closely related to Flat sire sensation OASIS DREAM and also
the very exciting young French Sire MARTALINE.
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