Get The Appeal
You have to be very on the ball when trying to buy Irish Point to Point winners, they are very hard to source, if you are looking for real quality. We've asked a few contacts to keep an eye out for a potentially top class Point to Point winning mare, with the aim of competing in top class mares' only races at the big National Hunt Festivals for us. Tom Malone, the ace NH agent, responsible for sourcing Native River, Finian's Oscar, Black Corton. Wakanda, Modus, Posh Trish, Capitaine and many more (see the image of his credentials in the gallery) and he has absolutely come up trumps for us, with this fantastically well-bred daughter of GETAWAY, who just happens to be a half-sister to the 158 'best RPR' rated FOX APPEAL. As a noteworthy update this week, the last horse that Tom Malone sourced for us was LEGAL HISTORY, who we purchased at Tattersalls in November and he is already a dual winner over hurdles, earning more than the sum we paid for him and is very much on the up.
Tom has numerous contacts in Ireland who keep him abreast of all the best Point to Pointers and we were thrilled when Tom contacted us to advise us that he thought he'd found the perfect mare to fulfil our requirements. We had to act really quickly to secure this gorgeous mare privately, to beat off plenty of opposition. She doesn't come cheaply however, given that a 10% share costs £11,000, but she really could be the real deal for us, over here, under rules. Her pedigree, her athletic looks, her jumping ability and her stamina stand her in fabulously good stead for the 2019/2020 jumps season and beyond. Physically, she looks the sort who can strengthen up still further, with age, which could bring out significant improvement too.
She heads to Paul Nicholls, no less, Champion National Hunt Trainer 2018/19 and for the 11th time, so she really couldn't be in better hands and given her ability and pedigree, the world, very much, could be her oyster. This mare represents a fabulous opportunity to enjoy racehorse ownership at a high level and we think she represents exceptional value, given the impressive nature of her victory, combined with her very, very strong genes. There's a fantastic programme of races for mares these days, with some outstanding prize money attributed to them. The plan at the moment, is to start her off in bumpers (National Hunt Flat races), before embarking on a hurdling and then chasing career.
Trainer Update: Paul simply couldn't be happier with her, the summer at grass has turned her inside out and she looks amazing now. She has had a few schooling sessions and she has completed these very well, as you would imagine for a mare from the point to point field.