I am really excited about Hardy Du Seuil a 4 year old gelding, by Coastal Path, whose progeny include, Saint Roi, (JP McManus' County Hurdle Winner) who was runner-up in a bumper before also being beaten at Auteuil as a 3 year old. Hardy Du Seuil is out of a three time winner, and is a half-brother to a two time winner, and is from the family of Silviniaco Conti and Cheltenham Festival winner, Eglantine Du Seuil who was also bred by the Boudot's and was Grade 1 placed behind Honeysuckle.
Hardy Du Seuil was bred in France and made his racecourse debut in an AQPS bumper for 3yo's in May 2020 where he was an eye-catching 2nd. He wasn't even quite 3 years old at the time being a late May foal, and the form of that race is working out well. The 4th horse (Herbiers) has won three times in the UK including at Ascot and Sandown, the fifth that day won a bumper next time and then again on hurdles debut in Auteuil by 17 lengths. The sixth and eighth horses have also won since.
His next run was also in a bumper 3 months later at the same track, and he was 2nd again and was closing hard at the line. Hardy Du Seuil then made his hurdling debut in the Prix Isopani at Auteuil a month later (a race traditionally targeted by trainers with a prodigious young talent). Unfortunately he raced freely, and he didn’t jump that well down the back straight, but was far from disgraced in finishing 8th. The horse who was third here was placed in the Grade 1 Finale Hurdle, the second has won and the fourth won twice since, so the race is working out quite well.
After a bit of a break, Hardy returned at Fontainebleau on the 23rd of Feb and made-all at a good pace on soft ground, with his big ears locking on to each hurdle as they approached. His jumping was faultless and he moved impressively through the gears in the straight, although having to visibly slow down for the last hurdle showing there is lots left in the tank and the time was fast. The English handicapper has given him a mark of about 130 for this run. The 2nd and the 3rd horse have both won since, whilst the 4th horse was placed in a listed contest on his next start, so the form looks very strong!
He is a tall horse 16”1 + and could follow in the footsteps of Ga Law who utilised the useful weight for age allowance when novice chasing in the autumn and graduated to being a 150 horse having won the Grade 2 Rising Stars at Wincanton before finishing 3rd in the Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown and 2nd in the Grade 2 Pendil at Kempton.
We are partnering Hardy Du Seuil out in 10% shares where the purchase price would only be just over £10k and the monthly payments would only be £240. This looks great value as he has the pedigree, profile and physique to succeed and is a very exciting recruit to our team.
There are just three shares left available in our one off cost partnership, which has bought this beautifully bred 4 year old filly by Walk In The Park.
The cost will only be £1,000 +vat to buy into a horse, and then only a further £1,000 +vat for the ongoing associated costs until 1st January 2022, with no extras at all.
Walk In The Park was 2nd in the Derby and has been a high class sire of Grade 1 winning jumpers including Douvan, Min and the multiple Becher Chase winner, Walk In The Mill.
This filly is a half-sister to 3 winners including Bandit Country and the 135 rated Granny Biddy. She is out of a winning sister to the Cheltenham Festival winner, Son Of Flicka.
She had shown significant promise at home prior to her debut and justified that by finishing a good 2nd to a horse who then followed up in another bumper under a penalty. I am certain she will win races.
This good-looking gelding is by Great Pretender, (the son of Kings Theatre and the sire of Grade 1 winners, Greaneteen and Ptit Zig). He is a full brother to the five-time winner, Premier D'Troice who is rated 135, and he is a half-brother to another five-time winner, whilst he is out of a sister to a Graded performer.
He has wonderful movement, stands up well and looks an imposing individual.