Divine Spear gets a thrilling 'Festival' entry
Calls to and from our trainers are part of the routine at MPR for one of our syndicate managers, but just sometimes they can cause a flutter of emotion that we can't wait to pass on to the owners of a horse. When Tom spoke to Nicky Henderson earlier today, this was just one of those conversations!
We are honoured and delighted that Nicky has entered our unbeaten novice chaser DIVINE SPEAR, in the Grade 1 JLT Novices' Chase at The Cheltenham Festival. He also has the Listed Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase as a target, which ourselves and Mr Henderson are looking to get him qualified for.
Needless to say, his owners are very pleased. Having already paid for himself with career earnings of £43k, our son of Oscar has already given them a rarity in racing.
The race card can be seen here: https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2018-03-15/689697
This comes the day after a glowing report from Nicky about our Special Kaldoun 4 year old. Apparently James Bowen is "smitten" with him! Read the update here: http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,special-kaldoun-gelding-jumps_144.htm