News: 23 April 2013
GRADE 2 DOUBLE FOR COURT CAVE
Court Cave achieved a notable
Grade 2 double recently, courtesy of Grade 2 winners Champion
Court and Court Minstrel.
The first leg of the double
was brought up by Champion Court in his beloved Cheltenham.
He recorded his 3rd career Grade 2 (all at Cheltenham) by landing
the Grade 2 Silver Trophy Chase on April 17th in gutsy fashion from
Ridden by Ian Popham for the
first time, Champion Court jumped impeccably throughout and when
headed at the last fence for the first time, he dug deep and stayed
on up the hill to run out a deserved winner.
Three days later at Ayr, Court Minstrel impressed many when
landing the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle in the hands of Adam
Wedge. The six year old, bred by William Flood, was winning for
the fifth time and he showed an impressive turn of foot to put the
race to bed in a matter of strides after the last hurdle. He is
a really exciting prospect for next year and it is a credit to Evan
Williams and connections the way they have brought on this horse
throughout his career to date.
Court Minstrel is the last foal out of Theatral, a winning 3yo hurdler
by former Boardsmill sire Orchestra.
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