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 HANNAHS
PRINCESS and PECTORA. Trained by Brian Storey, HANNAHS
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 years
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 Kennedys good family of Spirit
Leader, Thats 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 wouldnt 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 wasnt 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 Kalanisis older crops courtesy of AMISTRESS,
TARVINI, EASY BEESY and chase winner KIND OF EASY.
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