Name:Thomas Macdonagh
Amount available:50 % Available
Sire:Black Sam Bellamy

 Thomas Macdonagh

2013 Bay Gelding by Black Sam Bellamy - Taqreem  

This hugely exciting 5yo gelding is by the wonderful sire Black Sam Bellamy (sire of World Hurdle favourite, Sam Spinner and our class 2 Scottish National festival winner, Naranja to name a couple).  He is a half-brother to 5 winners including Another Moment who won a bumper and is now an 85 rated flat horse, and 2-mile hurdle winner, Jayed.  His dam is a half-sister to Ibn Bey who was 2nd in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  He has a wonderful blend of both stamina and speed.

Thomas MacDonagh was placed on both his Irish Points in the autumn and also placed in an Irish Bumper this spring.  He is a physically imposing individual as he is 16'3’ with plenty of strength and scope – a proper staying chaser. 

He made a very pleasing debut at Dromahane where he finished 3rd in a strong race.  He improved on his next start when 2nd to Blackjack Kentucky (now with Paul Nicholls).  The horse who finished 4th (17 lengths behind) that day has recently been placed in a Huntingdon bumper.  He was then given a break and returned under rules where he ran a cracking race to be a close 4th in a bumper at Tipperary.  He looked in need of the run as his race-fitness told inside the final furlong but he ran right through the line and has a lovely willing attitude.

  50% Available - £22,000 +Vat per 25% share 

Name:Vieux Lille
Amount available:For Sale
Sire:Robin Des Champs (FR)
Dam:Park Athlete (IRE)

Vieux Lille

2010 Bay Gelding by Robin Des Champs (FR) - Park Athlete (IRE)  

He is out of a half-sister to the Lexus chase winner The Listener, and by Robin Des Champs who is the sire of Vautour, Sir Des Champs and Quevega. This 8-year-old gelding was a high-class novice hurdler having won three novices and was 3rd in the Grade 2 Rossington Main at Haydock.  He has developed into a smart staying chaser and was 2nd in the Tommy Whittle (a recognised Grand National trial) handicap chase off a mark of 133.  However, he rather lost his way last season when his previous trainer was having a poor run of form, so his mark has fallen to 123.  However, I believe in the old adage "form is temporary, class is permanent".  He remains a novice over fences and should therefore be very easy to place to win his races for us.  He looks very well handicapped and he comes highly recommended.

For Sale - £35,000 +Vat