Get The Appeal
You have to be very on the ball when trying to buy Irish Point to Point winners, they are very hard to source, if you are looking for real quality. Tom Malone, the ace NH agent, responsible for sourcing Native River, Finian's Oscar, Black Corton. Wakanda, Modus, Posh Trish, Capitaine and many more found this fantastically well-bred daughter of GETAWAY, who just happens to be a half-sister to the 158 'best RPR' rated FOX APPEAL.
We were thrilled when Tom contacted us to advise us that he thought he'd found the perfect mare to fulfil our requirements and so we bought this gorgeous mare privately. Her pedigree, her athletic looks, her jumping ability and her stamina stand her in fabulously good stead and physically, she looks the sort who can strengthen up still further, with age, which could bring out significant improvement too.
We bought her, having won her P2P in Ireland, so anything she does over hurdles is a bonus, as they say. She’s done nothing but improve, since we’ve stepped her up in trip. There's a fantastic programme of races for mares these days, with some outstanding prize money attributed to them.
Training Update: A very impressive winner of a P2P in Ireland, before we purchased her. She’s acquitted herself really well since we acquired her, winning her fair share over hurdles, including foiling the third leg of the monster gamble, when winning at Musselburgh, recently. As she’s stepped up in trip, she’s steadily improved. Heads for the Scottish National meeting at Ayr, in a couple of weeks’ time and looks sure to run a huge race there. Yet to feature for us over fences (which happens to be the VERY reason we bought her), we can’t wait to unleash her over the big ones, in due course, in mares’ chases in the Autumn. She could be top class at that game, should she attack fences like she did in her Point To Point days. Exciting, and still very unexposed, never having raced over the larger obstacles, under NH rules. Still only 7 years of age, and cherry ripe for Chasing. Timeform rated (hurdle) 114.