This exciting 5 year old mare won her only start in a P2P in Ireland. We purchased her from the Tattersalls May Sale and we are thrilled to welcome Grade 1 winning National Hunt trainer FERGAL O'BRIEN to #TeamMPR.
Here's Fergal with her at Tattersalls, talking about why she was purchased:
Her Tattersalls biography reads: "A very smart winner of her debut at Necarne when outclassing her rivals in good style. This video should be viewed to fully appreciate the ease with which this daughter of Sageburg moved into contention two out and simply cruised to the lead before the final fence. In truth it seems likely that when stepped up into better class of race she will be more comfortable and it will suit her high cruising speed even better. A slight stumble after the last tested her resolve but she quickly jumped back into the bridle and went away to win in very convincing fashion. She looks a very smart addition to this catalogue."
Watch her P2P race win here:
She is by SAGEBURG, who was top-class over 9-10f for his owner The Aga Khan, including in the Group 1 Prix d'Ispahan and is from the family of Arc winner Sagamix. His progeny include Grade 1 performers ROUGE VIF, and CH'TIBELLO. Read about her sire here: https://harasdetoury.com/etalons-morpheus-sageburg-saillies/etalon-sageburg. You can see her walk video in the gallery.
She's a lovely mare, with a super temperament, who we all instantly took to at the sale in Newmarket. She is a fine specimen of a horse and one who we're very pleased to have on side.
Racing Update (June 12th): Unbeaten in P2P’s before joining MPR for 62,000gns last Summer, she ran a creditable 2nd on her bumper debut, just lacking the natural speed, as you may expect from a 3m P2P winner, to get her head in front, in a 2m Flat contest. Now that we’ve stepped her up in trip, and presented her with obstacles (10 hurdles) we’re starting to see the real Herewegohoney, when beating the long odds-on favourite, jumping and galloping the opposition into submission at Doncaster. Very lightly raced, this now, 3-time winner looks destined for bigger and better things, up in trip, and over the large obstacles. The spring/summer ground is perfect for her and she finished a good 2nd on seasonal reappearance at Stratford last time out - she jumped very well once again didn't she and was unlucky to be collared late. Fergal has pencilied in a 0-120 handicap chase at Worcester on the 21st June over 2 miles 4 furlongs. Her race entries/declarations will show on this page. (See a video of her schooling, in the gallery.)