News: 13 May 2013
KALANISI 4 year olds get straight to the Point
Kalanisis 1st National
Hunt Crop of 4 year olds are making quite an impression. The latest
member of his 1st crop conceived at Boardsmill to make the headlines
is the Sam Curling trained Easter Hunt.
Making his debut in a competitive
4 year old maiden at Dawstown Point to Point on Monday 6th May,
Easter Hunt was partnered by Derek OConnor and disputed
the lead from the outset before taking up the running outright from
three out. A super jump at the second last left him in command heading
to the final fence which unfortunately he over jumped, crumpled
on landing and parted company with OConnor.
Without a doubt he would have
proved an easy winner and he earned rave reviews for his performance.
Earning one of the highest four year old ratings of the year (92+)
from p2p.ie, Easter Hunt is sure to be in demand should he
take up his engagement at the upcoming Brightwell Sales on May 29th.
It would be no surprise though, if one of the leading owners were
to snap him up prior to this.
Easter Hunt was bred
by longstanding Boardsmill patron Captain Simon Walford of Knightsbrook
out of his homebred mare Easter Day. He failed to meet his reserve
at the foal sales and was subsequently sold privately. Easter Day
has a three year old full sister to Easter Hunt and has a Court
Cave filly foal at foot.
Other members of Kalanisis
4 year old crop to impress between the flags this year are the previously
featured Davy Doubt (Loughanmore winner and subsequently
sold for £55,000 to Roger Brookhouse) and Monkstown runner-up
Mister Kalanisi (subsequently
sold for £32,000 to Dan Skelton). Also catching the eye recently
were the Stuart Crawford trained Double Scores and the Kieran
Purcell trained Didyouno, both finishing fourth on their
debuts and look sure to improve significantly for the experience.
On the racecourse, Kalanisi
has had two winners and two placed horses from his first five 4yo
bumper runners this year including the Pat Flynn trained filly Storm
Away who followed up her debut success with a gallant 3rd place
finish in the lucrative ITBA Fillies Bumper at the Punchestown Festival.
Media Quotes following Easter Hunts debut:
The Irish Field The
Point- by Michael Moore
One of the best 4yo maidens
seen this season was at Dawstown
The most interesting horse
to take out of the race is Sam Curlings Easter Hunt, a lovely individual
.earned one of the highest p2p.ie ratings of the
The Irish Racing Post Derek
OConnor- Straight to the Point
He put up a lovely performance,
made all the running and jumped brilliantly from start to finish
Hes a nice son of Kalanisi,
a slick jumper with plenty of speed and it is easy to imagine hell
be very popular at the upcoming Brightwells sale
P2p.ie ratings- Richard
This was a high class maiden with plenty of future track winners
in the field. The winner and last-fence faller look high class
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