News: 28 October 2010
KALANISI SIRES 2 NEW CHASE WINNERS
Kalanisi enjoyed a notable double recently, as he sired two more
winners over fences in England and France. He has now sired 3 chase
winners from his first 4 runners over the larger obstacles- an impressive
strike rate to say the least.
First off the mark was the Evan Williams trained Sheshali, who
was the facile winner of a 3 mile beginners chase at Southwell on
Monday 8th November. Sheshali has been a great servant to the Williams
yard and has won on the flat, over hurdles and over fences since
joining the Welsh trainer.
The second leg of the double was completed in Enghien in France,
where the 4 year old gelding Kalmonto was the game winner
of a 4 year old chase on Wednesday 10th November. Kalmonto has shown
rapid improvement since switching to the larger obstacles and should
win plenty more races.
Another recent winner
Another notable recent winner for Kalanisi was the 4 year old filly
Kalanelli who made a hugely impressive winning debut
in a Limerick bumper on Sunday 7th November. Trained by Bridge Stud
owner Noel Henley, Kalanelli was ridden very confidently and when
asked to quicken did so very effortlessly and won by a very comfortable
5 length margin. The Racing Post described the win as a very
it was very impressive in every way
and she looks a mare with a real future. Kalanelli will next
run in the Listed Mares Bumper at Navan on Troytown Day on November
Other noteworthy performances
Other noteworthy runs from some of Kalanisis offspring recently
included two fine efforts in defeat at the Cheltenham Open Meeting.
The Phillip Hobbs trained Kartanian ran a fine race in finishing
3rd in the LISTED Bumper on the Sunday. It was a great performance
from the 4 year old who only made his debut at the end of September.
He was prominent throughout and did most of the donkey work
in front. Despite being headed early in the straight, he stuck to
his task well and stayed on all the way up the hill. He looks a
really nice prospect for hurdles, be it this season or next.
Another mention must go to Kalamill who ran in the
Grade 2 JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial on the Saturday, a race that has
been won twice by sons of Kalanisi in the past. Having only his
second run over hurdles, Kalamill ran a very gutsy race and despite
being outpaced at the top of the hill, he finished a staying on
6th in the finish, beating 8 previous winners in the process. Kalamill
looks a fine dual purpose staying prospect for his trainer Shaun
Lycett and owner Rich Davies.
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