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.
Our Nicky Henderson, Seven Barrows string has taken a few boosts as we have expanded our team there; from the Kim Muir 3rd, Premier Bond, through to the Listed winning mare and Grade 2 placed Marie's Rock.
Racing Update: Lightly raced and unexposed jumper from Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows. He’ll be able to mix and match hurdles and fences, and remains virtually untried over the BIG ones, which is actually what we bought him to be. Plenty of chapters still to run in his career and there could still be a big upside to him if his jumping starts to click. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.