CROSSING LINES ~ two time winning Irish Point To Pointer and half brother to the 154 rated chaser, Arctic Skipper.
We feel pretty sure we’ve unearthed just the perfect recruit to take us to top meetings - in the form of the the two-time Point To Point winner CROSSING LINES. He won a very competitive “winners of one” Point to Point race and he both outjumped and outclassed his opposition. He looks a high-class recruit.
By the late sire JEREMY, https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/jeremys-only-two-jumps-crops-suggest-hes-a-serious-loss-to-the-industry/366788, Nicky Henderson gave a glowing interview at Cheltenham about the sire. when Mister Fisher won the Class 2 Ryman Novices' Chase. He of course, is also the sire of our dual Group 2 winner Kool Kompany, now a sire in his own right.
His form is quite exceptional: He dished out a 20 length demolition of a number of very talented rivals in the "winners' of one, Point To Pointer", bringing his tally to 2 impressive wins. You can watch a video of his impressive victory in the gallery. The P2P.ie summariser’s view of this race can also be seen in the gallery.
The Racing Post were hugely impressed too (the link to his Racing Post profile is included on this profile page.) He’s been awarded a massive Racing Post Rating for this win of 106 and given the likes of Bacardys and Topofthegame (both subsequent Grade 1 festival winners) were awarded ratings of 93 and 94 respectively for their Point To Point victories, you can clearly see what sort of an impression CROSSING LINES made.
He’s obviously a maiden under NH rules proper, so he qualifies for bumpers, hurdles and chases.
Videos of him can be seen in the gallery.
Training Update: Has been off with a tendon injury, which is very common in National Hunt horses. An impressive, dual P2P winner, whose future lays all before him. He could be a top class handicapper, once hurdling and chasing. We’re undecided yet, whether to run him in bumpers or Novice hurdles from February onwards. Classy!