Matthew Prior, Head Of Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales said; “The Cheltenham February Sale, the source of such stars as the Grade 1 winners Envoi Allen, Asterion Forlonge and Ferny Hollow, is always much anticipated, given this is traditionally the first sale of the season to offer four-year-old Irish pointers.”
'Copshill Lad, a son of the Racing Post Trophy and St Leger winner KINGSTON HILL, was the only runner in the Kirkistown maiden P2P on February 12th, capable of testing the potentially high class Broughshane. He broke from the pack at the second last to mount a challenge and the time of the race was such that this confirms it was a top-level effort. It was sixteen seconds faster than the average time on the day and this fellow was well clear of his rivals with a Colin Bowe Soldier Of Fortune fifteen lengths behind in third. He looks a tough sort to provide plenty of entertainment in the NH sphere.'
Watch that race here:
He hails from the famous Monbeg Stables of C Doyle, who have sold the likes of Monbeg Dude, Holywell, Topofthegame, Bravemansgame and Monkfish to name but a few!
Standing at a magnificent 16.2hh already, this fabulous young horse is still a shell of a horse. It’s what particularly attracted us to him when we were viewing him at the sale. If he can achieve what he has to date, who knows what he can go on to, as he matures. He’s the sort of horse who can run and win for us now, but should continue to improve, no end, year in, year out as he strengthens up.
Here he is walking and trotting at the sales complex:
We’ll start him off in bumpers and go hurdling throughout the 2022/2023 NH season. Of course, given his Point To Point exploits, he’s sure to excel over fences, in time.
Copshill Lad after exercise: