Ain't No Sunshine
His sire, Shantou is now retired from stallion duties. "The son of Alleged will be best remembered for supplying Grade 1-winning talents such as Briar Hill, Death Duty, Morning Assembly and The Storyteller, while he also sired Prix Vermeille heroine Sweet Stream" Read the story here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/top-class-national-hunt-sire-and-burgage-stud-stalwart-shantou-pensioned-at-27/463720
If you take a look at the pedigree page of Ain't No Sunshine, you will quickly see that he is a a FULL BROTHER to the Grade 1 winning hurdler AIRLIE BEACH. She was a superb mare, winning 9 times, with a highest OR of 142 over hurdles. He represents an outstanding opportunity to get involved in a potentially high-class National Hunt horse - he could be classy enough to perform well on the Flat too; something Keith is very adept with!
He’s the most stunning individual you could wish to meet and has this fantastic pedigree to boot.
Watch his profile video here:
He’s a horse with his whole career ahead of him. He’s a big lad, at 16.3hh, who Keith has brought along steadily, but he looks, and is bred to excel in all three NH disciplines (bumpers, hurdles & chases).
Racing Update: Bumper winner on debut, however, was outclassed, to be fair, in the Cheltenham Bumper (Grade 1) in March. Well handicapped now, under both codes, Flat and Jumps. Has always worked much better at home than he’s shown on the track. Plenty of fun to be had, over the next 12 months, with this fabulously well-bred individual (full brother to Airlie Beach). His race entries/declarations will show on this page.