Denemethy, by Flemensfirth

Trainer: Fergal O'Brien Race type: Jumps
Age: 5 yr old Description: Bay Gelding
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Race entries

The Irish Point To Point scene has proven such a happy hunting ground for sourcing top class talent in recent years - Jonbon, Shishkin, Bravemansgame, A Plus Tard to name but a few, so we’re thrilled to add the winning Irish Point To Pointer DENEMETHY, by the great FLEMENSFIRTH, to our National Hunt ranks.

Denemethy's last time out victory on 12th February over 3m at Knockanard, was awarded a very lofty Racing Post rating of 91:

He did it the hard way too, making all and fending off all challengers to win by 4 lengths, going away. There’s a definite correlation between Pointers who are awarded ratings of 90+ and their going on to much bigger and better things. Horses achieving a Racing Post P2P rating of 70’s and 80’s, understandably, are perceived to have achieved less in their respective performances and as a rule of thumb tend to achieve less, under National Hunt rules proper, subsequently.

Not only did Denemethy post a lofty performance on the book, but we’re led to believe from his owner/trainer Jonathan Fogarty, that 3 miles around a tight P2P circuit, most definitely, isn’t Denemethy playing at home. It’s Johnny’s opinion that, the further he goes, the better light he’ll be seen in. “He’s a thorough stayer and he’ll improve physically too, as he matures. The further he goes, the better he’ll go!”

The plan now, is to take him to Fergal’s, allow him to settle in for a fortnight, and prep him for either one or two bumpers (National Hunt Flat races) in March/April/May. Following that, he can have a summer’s break and come back Hurdling from October onwards.

We strongly suspect that we’ll only see the best of him in a year or two’s time, once he goes Novice Chasing, but if we can win Bumpers and Hurdles, along the way, that’d be a mighty fine bonus.

Watch him walk and trot, here:

Purchased from the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale for £48,000, here are his catalogue page remarks: "A very progressive sort who has made the step up to winning at Knockanard by a smart four lengths. He had shown enough in his early starts to set out with conviction. He travelled very strongly out of the back straight and when asked for effort climbed the hill in good staying fashion. He is out of a sister to Petit Robin and from the family of Gold Cup placed Anibale Fly so he looks a fine staying chaser type for the future."

He is a huge stamp of a 5yo, measuring in at 16.3hh, he’s all over a chaser in the making. We’re pretty sure that he’ll see out distances well in excess of 3m and we can envisage him having a long and illustrious career in big race, staying chases, the ‘Satellite Nationals’ as they’re called, around the likes of Uttoxeter, Warwick, Newbury etc and if we’re really lucky, he could easily shape up into a Scottish or Welsh National type. Should we really dare to dream, we could even consider the BIG one itself at Aintree. That’s a long way off, from where we are today, but don’t rule it out!

Here's Fergal, delighted with our new purchase!

See 2 more videos of him in the gallery, after he arrived from the sales complex.

Training Update (28th August): He has had a good break at grass and is now back in exercise at the yard. He looks well (as you can see in the new video below and the trot up video in the gallery.) Fergal took him for an 'away day' prior to his summer break and he was delighted with how he performed. He's a big athletic horse and he thinks that now he knows what he can do and he likes what he sees! We look forward to the new season with him, we'll leave it to Fergal to decide whether he starts in a Bumper or going novice hurdling. 

STABLE VISIT TO VIEW - If you are interested in a share, you are welcome to join us at Fergal's on the morning of Saturday October 28th to see him. (This is to just see our horses and is not a stable tour.)  Please email to book your place. 

At exercise (28th August):



August House
2, Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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