We’d headed to the 2019 Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, expecting to purchase just one unraced 3yo, however, so impressed were the team, including Highflyer’s Anthony Bromley and Nicky Henderson himself, with this gelding, we felt we really ought to extent our purchases to two; we were determined not to leave him behind. Furthermore, we were pleasantly surprised to secure him for €40,000, he looked a bargain at the time and we remain firmly of that opinion.
The late sire Presenting is as influential a National Hunt stallion as there has been in the last dozen years; he churns out winner after winner, day in, day out. He has produced a whole host of top class winners too, most notably Denman, Yorkhill, War Of Attrition, Ballabriggs, On His Own, First Lieutenant and Yorkhill, to name but a few. So when we happened to locate at the Premier Store Sale, The Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, the most attractive and loose moving individual, by this legendary sire, we had to take him most seriously and put him high on our list of potential acquisitions. At €40,000, he represents fantastic value, given his great presence and pedigree; he’s from the family of both Cheltenham and Leopardstown festival performers no less.
Racing Update: Has improved no end at home in recent weeks, as he’s strengthened up. He made his novice hurdling debut this week over 2m4f - (watch Nico's post race feedback below.) and the feedback is: "He has come out of the race well. He jumped well for his first time over hurdles in public and I think that he will be more than up to jumping bigger obstacles in the future as well. He seemed to really enjoy himself on that better ground as well, I would say that we will give him a few weeks to get over that effort and then look at seeing him out again. A very promising introduction though." He was bought to be a chaser, in time, so he has two careers, very much ahead of him still. Nicky really likes him and he has the look of a Seven Barrows Chaser written all over him.
Nico post race feedback:
Here is he on the Seven Barrows gallops at the end of March: