News: 22 April 2013
Bumper to Bumper successes for Kalanisi
Kalanisi has been enjoying
a fruitful month of April since our last update at the start of
the month. Following on from Davy Doubts impressive
4yo point to Point success at Loughanmore on April 1st, another
member of Kalanisis 1st Boardsmill Crop proved victorious
the following week.
Storm Away, a filly
out of Dance Up A Storm, was the ready winner on her debut of the
Mares Bumper at Tramore on April 13th. Trained by Pat Flynn, this
half sister to Galway Hurdle winner Bahrain Storm was bred in County
Westmeath by Christy Maye and looks a nice dual purpose prospect
for her connections.
Storm Away enchanced her sires impressive record with his
first bumper runners of his 4 year old crop. He has sired 2 winners
and 2 placed horses from his first 5 runners.
Further Bumper successes were to follow, this time from members
of Kalanisis 5 year old crop. Garron Crest put in a
gutsy display to lead from start to finish in the Mares Bumper at
Wexford on April 19th. Trained by Mark Cahill for Frank McNulty,
Garron Crest is an exciting prospect for mares novice hurdles
next year as according to connections she is still a bit weak and
measures over 16.2 hh.
Hot on the heels of Garron Crests victory was the win of Mister
Nibbles at Newcastle on April 21st. This was the son of Kalanisis
2nd bumper win and he showed an impressive turn of foot when needed
to stride clear of his rivals in the hands of Stephen Crawford,
brother of trainer, the very shrewd Stuart Crawford.
As well as these winners, there were some equally pleasing performances
in defeat. Valmari gained some valuable black type by running
a gallant race in defeat in the rescheduled EBF Mares LISTED Novice
Chase Final at Cheltenham on April 22nd. Having jumped for fun and
racing prominently throughout, Valmari was just headed up the run
in by Tara Rose and was beaten just ¾ length at the line.
Excellently handled by young trainer Tom Symonds (the Ladies Man),
Valmari has earned herself a worthy place in the breeding sheds
now and we wish her connections all the best with her.
Another noteworthy run in defeat
came from 5 year old Boardsmill bred gelding Its High Time
in a Gowran Park bumper on April 9th. He was only beaten a head
by the highly regarded Willie Mullins trained Indevan and looks
an exciting prospect. He holds an entry in the Goffs Invitational
Sale at Punchestown after racing on April 25th.
Speaking of the sales ring,
two of Kalanisis 4 year old point to pointers sold well at
Brightwells Sale at Cheltenham on April 17th. The above mentioned
Davy Doubt realised £55,000 when selling to Roger Brookhouse
whilst Monksgrange runner-up Mister Kalanisi was bought to fledgling
trainer Dan Skelton for £32,000.
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