News: 31 October 2014
Court Cave progeny
Court Caves progeny have enjoyed numerous
successes since our last update, particularly over the larger obstacles.
His standout winner so far this season has to be the Boardsmill
bred Court Minstrel, winner of his two races over fences
so far. Having signed off his second season over hurdles in April
at Ayr with a gallant attempt to land back to back runnings
of the Grade 2 Scottish Champion Hurdle (finished second), Court
Minstrel finished up with an official hurdle rating of 154. He made
his eagerly awaited chasing debut on September 29th at Newton Abbot
and duly landed the odds. His second start over fences was at Cheltenham
on October 17th and he put in a faultless round of jumping under
Paul Moloney to record an impressive success. Court Minstrel looks
like a real nice prospect for the better novice chases in the spring
time and owner Janet Davies has a lot to look forward to.
Another recent novice chase winner by Court Cave
was The King Of Brega, successful on his chasing debut at
Fairyhouse on October 11th. This 7 year old gelding was recording
his third career success and he put in an exhibition of jumping
under Robbie Colgan to land the odds for the BMW Syndicate and his
Trainer/Breeder Pat Downey from Slane in County Meath.
Downey can also claim credit as breeder of another
recent Court Cave winner in the shape of Nearest The Pin,
winner of a handicap chase at Worcester on September 26th . Trained
by John Shark Hanlon and ridden by Tony McCoy, Nearest
the Pin was recording his third career success.
Other winners in recent months have included novice
chase winner Big Casino for Nigel Twiston Davies and owner/breeder
Margaret Jukes from Wales, dual hurdle winner Finish The Story (bred
by Countess Eileen Mountcharles), the Martin Keighley trained dual
winner Kyles Faith (bred at Boardsmill) and the Lucinda Russell
trained chase winner Settledoutofcourt.
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