I Need You, by Great Pretender

Trainer: Donald McCain Race type: Jumps
Age: 4 yr old Description: Bay Mare
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The next Marie’s Rock or Park Hill Dancer? 

Half sister to our 3-time winner Go Chique and by the sire of Grade 1 winner Greaneteen

From precisely the same source as our 17 lengths Bumper winner Park Hill Dancer, we may just be launching our next Marie’s Rock, this time, into the Donald McCain winners’ machine yard. Fresh from training a career-best haul of 155 winners in 2021-22, her trainer comes into the 22/23 season, in fine form.

I NEED YOU, a 4yo mare by top sire Great Pretender, ran out a very impressive P2P Bumper winner at Wilton P2P, on her racecourse debut, just had Park Hill Dancer, only a few weeks earlier, before we purchased him privately from the Leslie Jefford yard. In her race, I Need You (white cap & yellow sleeves,) stalked the pace all the way, took up the running around 2.5f out and kept on super strong through the line. We loved her stride and head carriage, in watching the video back. 

GREAT PRETENDER, the sire of Benie Des Dieux and Greaneteen, amongst many other top class performers is a stallion who tends to excel with his fillies and mares in particular, and this strapping 16.2hh mare, is a half-sister to the Sussex and Devon Nationals winner Christmas In April, and our very own 3-time winner Go Chique. 

With youth very much on her side, we can't wait for her to debut in our silks. As you’d expect, from her very strong pedigree, we’re led to believe she’s a very talented mare, with a massive engine and a huge future over hurdles and fences, in time. We’re told she enjoys a bit of cut in the ground, and that she’ll stay further than 2m in time, possibly 3m will be within her compass eventually.

The dream, of course, is to emulate Marie’s Rock in winning two Grade 1's in 2022 at both The Cheltenham and Punchestown Festivals!

"GREANETEEN wins another Grade 1": https://www.racingpost.com/news/race-reports/terrific-treble-completed-for-cobden-and-nicholls-as-greaneteen-strikes-again/551899

Training Update: A very impressive bumper winner in the Spring and she cost is a pretty penny to get our hands on her. A minor setback earlier this Autumn means that it’ll be February time when we see her next in a bumper, most probably. Highly regarded by the yard she looks a high-class addition to our NH string.


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2, Appleyard Drive
Barton-on-Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD

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