By the stand out sire Presenting this gelding carries the most remarkable looks and has the breeding of a top national hunt family. His pedigree oozes quality - from the first two dam’s alone he’s related to high quality horses; Harbour Patrol, Living Next Door, Rock on the Moor and non other than Get Me Out Of Here (Jonjo O’Neil was the underbidder on this horse). The dam, Lasado brings plenty to the party as well, from her three foals to race, she has produced a 143 chaser and he cost pennies suggesting he wasn’t the most attractive horse and still managed to be rated 143!
He has really only been going through the motions so far, having three runs in bumpers. Nicky says "He began by winning at Taunton, which would not be a track I would have expected to suit, but it was still a very good debut and I mistakenly took him to Musselburgh’s valuable card in February for their bumper. This time the track did beat him, even though he did finish his race very well, it was just simply too sharp. His third and final run of the season was at a more suitable Wetherby, where he won again with his penalty. He is a horse with enormous potential and an excellent temperament, so I think the future looks very bright."
Season Update: Nicky has just published his 'Horses-In-Training' brochure for the 2018-2019 season. You can read Nicky's thoughts in the gallery.
Trainer Update 12th Nov': The Racing Post have today published a Nicky Henderson Stable Tour. We have attached a screen shot of Nicky's thoughts on Captain Woodie in the gallery.