Jen's Boy, by MALINAS (Jumps)
Shares Available - 62.5%
25% share available @ £21,250 upfront and £659 per month from 1st Oct 2017
15% share available @ £12,750 upfront and £425 per month from 1st Oct 2017
10% share available @ £8,500 upfront and £289 per month from 1st Oct 2017
5% share available @ £4,250 upfront and £155 per month from 1st Oct 2017
2.5% share available @ £2,125 upfront and £87.50 per month from 1st Oct 2017
To view him, we invite you to join us at Seven Barrows stables on the morning of SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th. Reserve a share before the day, to avoid disappointment. Click on the Event link on the right for full details.
Here at Middleham Park Racing, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality bloodstock combined with the best value, so we went to the Goffs UK National Hunt Store sale and we believe that we have achieved this with our latest recruit to our string. We are delighted to secure this fantastic gelding by the prolific sire MALINAS, out of the high quality producing mare Friendly Craic. We feel this gelding ticks all the boxes, a stunning looking individual, a fantastic mover and a pedigree to die for, what more could one want in a horse? The most eye-catching aspect of this gelding has to be his pedigree; he is half-brother to not one but TWO Graded winning horses.
A very high quality relative in Three Musketeers, (interestingly his trainer Dan Skelton was the under bidder), who won a Grade 2 over hurdles and was placed 3rd in a Grade 1 and also won The Grade 2 novice chase at Newbury. Another of his grade winning relatives, Royal Regatta was sold at this sale by the same vendors and went on to win his bumper, 2 hurdle races and secured 7 victories over fences including the Grade 2 Stella Artois Chase at Ascot and placing 3rd twice in the Grade 1 Betfair Ascot Chase. We can see no reason as to why our lad won’t be adding to the mares already fine record with her progeny. “There is no finer specimen at this sale” says Champion trainer Nicky Henderson whose Seven Barrow’s training yard this gelding will be heading to. A strapping, loose moving type who simply oozes quality. At 16’1 ½ high “He will easily jump a fence in time but has enough quality about him to be a high-quality hurdler along the way” explains Highflyer's David Minton, (or ‘Minty’ to most). A better moving horse there was not at the sale, a lovely, easy, free way of going about his business and covering vast quantity of ground with each of his strides.
The Racing Post reported in the post sale report: Highflyer’s first significant play came for the son of Malinas out of Friendly Craic, with a bid from David Minton to see off under bidder Ryan Mahon, stood with Dan Skelton. Skelton’s interest in this gelding looks noteworthy, as he trains one of his three winning half-brothers, the talented Three Musketeers. “He’s been bought for Middleham Park,” revealed Minton, who was accompanied by the syndicate’s Bloodstock and National Hunt manager Tom Palin. “He’ll go to Nicky Henderson. He’s got a great page, and with the way Middleham Park run their syndicates that’s important. Malinas is doing really well - I’m very sweet on him. I’ve had a couple of debutante's by him win point-to-points recently."
Latest Trainer Update: Nicky says: "I am he very happy with this horse. He has taken his breaking in process very well indeed, is now being ridden and is a true professional". He will shortly have a couple of weeks holiday in a field to relax after the rigors of the sales ring, moving to his new yard and being broken in. He will then return to take up the next stage of learning how to be a Seven Barrows racehorse and join the daily training routine.