News: 5 February 2011
Recent Winners for Kalanisi & Court Cave
Boardsmill sires were to the fore at the end of January, with both
Kalanisi and Court Cave siring noteworthy winners on home soil.
Court Caves burgeoning reputation was given a double boost
with another success over hurdles for Whodoyouthink on Friday 28th
January at Gowran Park and also an impressive point to point win
for the mare Brega Queen at Tyrella the following day.
This was a 3rd victory Whodoyouthink over hurdles and he put in
display of hurdling and showed tremendous guts to prevail in a tight
finish carrying top weight. This was always going to be a stopgap
year for Whodoyouthink who had a successful year as a novice last
season and whilst one would hope he may have another race up his
sleeve before the year is out, his future very much lies over fences
and he is an exciting novice chase prospect for his sire next season.
Brega Queen further enhanced her sires reputation on the
point to point circuit with an impressive display in the 5 &
6 yo mares maiden at Tyrella. A first training success for Pat Downey
from Slane, Brega Queen runs in the colours of her breeder Ian Downey,
a brother of the winning trainer. The dam of Brega Queen is Broken
Rein who is by Orchestra (a former Boardsmill sire) and she is a
half sister to Chow Mein (Galway Plate winner in the Downey colours)
and Light The Wad. A full brother to Brega Queen realised €17,500
at last years Land Rover Sale and was purchased by Kevin Power.
Court Cave has now sired 4 individual point to point winners and
a second from just 10 individual runners.
Not to be outdone by his younger Stud mate, Kalanisi also sired
a notable winner
on Saturday 29th January. His 5 year old son, Alaivan, recorded
his 3rd success over hurdles by landing the Corporate Hospitality
at Fairyhouse Hurdle. Although only two horses lined up, they
were both rated 140, so it was a competitive affair. Alaivan ran
out a comfortable winner in the end over Carlito Brigante and one
suspects that his trainer Edward OGrady will have a return
trip to Cheltenham in mind for the winner who finished a gallant
3rd last year in the Triumph Hurdle.
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