Beechwood Jude is from War Command's first crop and we purchased him at the Arqana yearling sale in France.
In recent memory, the two most taking Royal Ascot, Coventry Stakes winners were undoubtedly Canford Cliffs and War Command. Both were imperious on their day and both went on to be future Group 1 winners at 7f and beyond. War Command, trained by Aidan O'Brien, hails from the multiple stallion producing Ballydoyle contingent and we see no reason why this fantastic son of the champion sire, in War Front, shouldn't make up into a tip top stallion. See his stallion page here: http://coolmore.com/stallions/war-command/
Beechwood Jude hails from a fantastic female bloodline including the multiple Group race performers Ponte Tresa, Porlezza, Pontenuovo and Pornichet. He has substance, style, elegance and just as importantly, athleticism and fantastic movement.
He is 'French race premiums' qualified. Read more here: https://www.frbc.fr/owners-premiums/
Training Update: He ran last time out in the November handicap at Doncaster, having enjoyed his best season ever. He stays all day and loves cut in the ground. He’s a Saturday horse, make no mistake, and could continue on an upward curve. We’ve probably not seen the last of him over hurdles either, he was very novicey when we saw him as a juvenile. A regular runner in decent handicaps and loves Musselburgh, Catterick and Carlisle. Could be perfect for the Cumberland Plate, which carries fabulous prize money. TIMEFORM RATED: FLAT 91 and HURDLE 96