This cracking looking 5-year-old gelding is by Stowaway (the sire of Grade 1 winners Outlander and Champagne Fever) and is a half-brother to the useful Kansas City Chief (rated 137) and Touch Base. Barrowlands has run in 4 Irish Point-to-points and has finished 2nd on all four occasions, and each time running to a high pointing rating, and each time showing his staying ability. As we know it was a pretty dry winter, and this chap never really got his ground – he wants soft ground, so is a proper winter horse to go to war with. He ran just the once on soft ground where he achieved his highest rating, and the Irish Pointing website noted that “he should also effortlessly make his mark on the track.”
This 4-year-old gelding could potentially be top class. He is by the cracking sire Norse Dancer (sire of the multiple Grade 1 and 2 winner, Yanworth) and is out of a winning sister to the three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Best Mate, and the Grade 1 winning hurdler Cornish Rebel, as well as the multiple winner Inca Trail, who I even won on! With a Gold Cup winner in his blood and being by the sire of a Christmas hurdle winner, you can see his pedigree has a wonderful blend of both stamina and speed.
College Oak was a fine 2nd in a bumper at Fontwell on his racecourse debut in April where he showed a lot of promise. He showed signs of greenness but stayed on strongly up the hill to gallop through the line well. The winner has since won another bumper with a penalty, so there is substance to the form. He’ll improve enormously both mentally and physically for that run and should be able to win his bumper in the autumn before developing into a smart novice hurdler.
Our Reward is a gorgeous 9-year-old gelding by Morozov (the sire of Eduard – placed in the Ryanair, and the Racing Post chase winner, Opening Batsman) and he is the full brother to the decent handicap chaser, Sir Abbot.
Our Reward has won 4 hurdle races for us, and is rated 118 over hurdles and 105 over fences. He has been placed in 5 of his 9 chase starts and can win off his reduced handicap chase mark this summer. He has been placed or won in 11 of his 13 hurdle starts – and is a model of consistency. He has won just shy of £30,000 and runs every 3 weeks from May through to November. In short – he is a cracking horse to own as you go racing lots and pick up prizemoney on most occasions!
The purchase cost of a 5% share in Our Reward will be £500; and the ongoing cost for a 5% share is £130 per month, all inclusive.
This attractive filly by a new sire who won both the Group 1 St. Leger and the Ascot Gold Cup. This filly is a half brother to this years Cheltenham Festival winner, Croco Bay, and also to our very own three-time winner, Thistle Do Nicely who I look forward to sending novice chasing this season as I believe he could be very exciting.
She will be backed and ridden away over the summer and come into training in the autumn. She has a wonderful pedigree and is a lovely filly to add to the team. She is qualified for the €100,000 Sales Bumper at Fairyhouse, April 2020.
This good-looking gelding is by the champion sire, Presenting (the sire of Cheltenham Gold Cup winners, Denman and War of Attrition as well as our Cheltenham Festival winner, Present View). He is out of a winning Bob Back mare and from the family of the Gold Cup winner, Synchronised.
He will be backed and ridden away over the summer and come into training in the autumn. He has a pedigree to be a cracking 3 mile chaser and he has the physique to match. He is qualified for the €100,000 Sales Bumper at Fairyhouse, April 2020.
This strapping 3 year old gelding is by the four time Ascot Gold Cup winner, Yeats (the sire of Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival winner, Shattered Love) and out of a winning sister to the Grade 1 winning Rubi Light, who won the John Durkan Memorial Puchestown Chase, and was rated 168!
He will be backed and ridden away over the summer and come into training in the autumn. He has a pedigree which is packed with black type winners, and he looks a very exciting gelding. He has impressed from day one and is very likeable. We will look to win a bumper in the winter and then aim for the €100,000 Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown, April 2020.