CROSSING LINES ~ two time winning Irish Point To Pointer and half brother to the 154 rated chaser, Arctic Skipper.
We feel pretty sure we’ve unearthed just the perfect recruit to take us to the top meetings in 2020 and beyond - in the form of the recent Point To Point winner CROSSING LINES. He won a very competitive Point to Point in December. It was a “winners of one” race and he both outjumped and outclassed his opposition. He looks a high-class recruit.
By the late sire JEREMY. https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/jeremys-only-two-jumps-crops-suggest-hes-a-serious-loss-to-the-industry/366788, Nicky Henderson gave a glowing interview at Cheltenham about the sire at the weekend, when Mister Fisher won the Class 2 Ryman Novices' Chase. He of course, is also the sire of our dual Group 2 winner Kool Kompany, now a sire in his own right.
His form is quite exceptional: On Sunday 8th December, he dished out a 20 length demolition of a number of very talented rivals in the "winners' of one, Point To Pointer", bringing his tally to 2 impressive wins. You can watch a video of his impressive victory in the gallery. The P2P.ie summariser’s view of this race can also be seen in the gallery.
The Racing Post were hugely impressed too (the link to his Racing Post profile is included on this profile page.) He’s been awarded a massive Racing Post Rating for this win of 106 and given the likes of Bacardys and Topofthegame (both subsequent Grade 1 festival winners) were awarded ratings of 93 and 94 respectively for their Point To Point victories, you can clearly see what sort of an impression CROSSING LINES made.
He goes into training with the master of Pond House, Nicholashayne, David Pipe, who did so well for us with LEGAL HISTORY last season.
He’s obviously a maiden under NH rules proper, so he qualifies for bumpers, hurdles and chases. A fabulously exciting youngster, who could be destined for the very top of his game, from as early as January and beyond.
He has been fully vetted and we are delighted to have him join the #TeamMPR National Hunt string for 2019/20 and beyond.
A video of him walking and trotting can also be seen in the gallery.