Nicky Henderson fell in love with this BLUE BRESIL gelding at the sales and he was determined to bring him home to Seven Barrows. As Nicky says: “This horse came highly recommended by a vendor who is a fantastic judge. He’s a sensational mover on the lunge, and you have to love him, when you see him perform in there.”
Blue Bresil has just had the most impressive winner of the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase, as ROYALE PAGAILLE routed the field by 16 lengths! Read the story here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/race-reports/the-world-is-his-oyster-royale-pagaille-sets-gold-cup-poser-for-connections/469673. He will now run in this years Cheltenham Gold Cup. Read about his sire here: http://www.rathbarrystud.com/cms/stallions/blue-bresil/blue-bresil/.
He is a superb combination of strength and athleticism and he has a substantial physique that will be suited to all disciplines, but especially hurdling and chasing, in time. He’s a beautiful dark bay, who is so very easy on the eye, and he moves like a dream when walking, trotting and lunging.
This “store sales’ season” has proven fascinating, and we believe there has proven to be excellent value to be had through the ring, as vendors and consignors have been very realistic in their sales’ price expectations, in these difficult times. We believe he represents fantastic value.
He’s a half-brother, no less, to the hugely talented Grade 2 winner, HARAMBE, for Alan King. This gelding is such a strapping individual and taken from his sales’ prices alone, you can easily believe that this gelding is far and away the most talented, of the mare’s progeny to date, so, to suggest that this stunning individual, will prove a better proposition that his Grade 2 winning half-brother Harambe, remains a perfectly feasible concept to purvey.
Our Nicky Henderson, Seven Barrows string has really taken a few boosts as we have expanded our team; from the Kim Muir 3rd, Premier Bond, through to the Listed winning mare and Grade 2 placed Marie's Rock.
See his walk profile video here:
Read what Nicky says about him in the 'Seven Barrows Horses-In-Training 20/21' brochure, in the gallery.
Pedigree update notes: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/blue-bresil-in-high-demand-among-buyers-at-fairyhouse/463181
Further Blue Bresil sire news (6th August): https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/sales-news/blue-bresil-the-talk-of-the-town-after-trickledown-studs-colt-tops-goffs-uk/504216
He certainly grew during the summer and has really has turned into a magnificent looking individual now, after being out at grass and he is beginning to resemble the finished product now. We will start getting him fit now ready to return to the daily routine at Seven Barrows. He performed well in pieces of work before his break and even had his very first look at a jump! You can watch the video of him having his very first pop over logs at home in the gallery. "He is such a lovely big horse but taking it all so well."
says Nicky. "This lad moves with effortless ease and he carries himself well for such a big horse - he has turned into a superb specimen and is starting to look the part. When asked to stride on a little, he has responded well to this."
He will be primed for a debut in a bumper. STABLE VISIT TO VIEW - If you are interested in taking a share in Kingsand Bay, do come and join us to see him and meet the team. To book your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that this is not a stable tour.)
Watch him start in the centre and then cruise upsides the front horse (May 3rd)
Here's Nicky giving an update and overview on him, to our National Hunt Manager Tom.