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News: 4 November 2013

Winners galore for KALANISI

1st Boardsmill Crop 4yos by Kalanisi are continuing to impress. Most recently TIME TO SHINE was an impressive winner of the 4yo mares maiden at Tattersalls on October 27th. Bred by John Adams from Co. Down, this mare was having her first start between the flags and looks one to follow when heading back to the track.

Other recent eye catchers between the flags were the runner-ups ELFEGO BACA and DIDYOUNO. ELFEGO BACA put in an exemplary round of jumping on his debut at Castletown Geoghegan in early October and went down by a narrow margin in a photo finish. The Gordon & Carol McCully bred gelding holds an entry in Brightwells November Sale and being a half-brother to Grade 1 placed chaser Mr Gardner, he looks sure to be popular.

On the racecourse, Kalanisi has been represented by further winners from his first Boardsmill crops. The JP McManus owned ANOTHER HERO notched up four victories from his first four starts in bumpers and over hurdles. He has been placed 2nd on his two subsequent starts in competitive hurdle races and looks a horse to follow in the spring time when his connections will no doubt have some big prizes in mind for him. Bred by Noreen Hayes in Co. Limerick, this gelding is a Derby Sale graduate from 2012.

Also victorious on the track during recent months were the bumper winning mares HANNAH’S PRINCESS and PECTORA. Trained by Brian Storey, HANNAH’S PRINCESS made an impressive debut at Market Rasen on August 31st in the hands of Noel Fehily. Bred by Garry Adams in Co. Wexford (son of John Adams who bred TIME TO SHINE), this half-sister to Carrigmartin was purchased at Goffs Land Rover Sale for a mere €9,500. She has changed hands since her win and is now in the care of Warren Greatrex. PECTORA was the easy winner of her bumper at Worcester. Trained by Oliver Sherwood, PECTORA was bought by David Redvers for €6,000 at the previous year’s Derby Sale and since winning has been sold for £25,000 to Swanbridge Bloodstock. Bred by Seamus and Elizabeth Kennedy in Co Tipperary, Pectora hails from Kennedy’s good family of Spirit Leader, That’s My Man etc.

As well as the great run of form of KALANISI fillies under National Hunt rules, there were three new winning fillies on the flat in recent times- one each from the first three crops conceived at Boardsmill. The Eamonn Waters owned and bred four year old SRETAW (Waters spelt backwards) has surprised a lot of Pedigree Anoraks by winning twice over a mile this year. She is out of a Flemensfirth mare who is out of a Strong Gale mare! Credit to trainer Gavin Cromwell for campaigning her at this distance as many wouldn’t have dared given her pedigree. Her most recent win came at the Curragh and connections look to have a lot of fun days ahead both on the flat and over timber when they decide to go down that route. Winning three year old TRULY DELIGHTFUL wasn’t winning out of turn at Listowel in September and bagged connections a nice prize by winning a maiden in the hands of Fran Berry. This filly was bred by Countess Eileen of Mountcharles, who has been a staunch supporter of Boardsmill sires through the years and would be more associated with breeding winning jumpers such as Grand National winners Last Link and Last Suspect.

Bloodstock Agent Tomas Janda has had a lot of success with progeny of Kalanisi in his native Czech Republic and his most recent purchase- a two year old filly LUZNICE , bred by Boardsmill Stud, is one of the leading fillies of her generation following two wins and a close second in the most valuable two year old fillies race in her adopted country. Most importantly LUZNICE won a Racing Post Yearling Bonus of £5,000 for her connections when winning her 1st race.

Finally , there have been recent wins from Kalanisi’s older crops courtesy of AMISTRESS, TARVINI, EASY BEESY and chase winner KIND OF EASY.

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