Soldier Of Fortune ex She's No Pet gelding
Shares Available - 57.5%
25% share available @ £11,000 upfront and £729 per month from 1st February 2021
15% share available @ £6,600 upfront and £449 per month from 1st February 2021
10% share available @ £4,400 upfront and £309 per month from 1st February 2021
5% share available @ £2,200 upfront and £165 per month from 1st February 2021
2.5% share available @ £1,100 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st February 2021
"We are delighted and privileged to be able to offer our very first ‘store horse’ with the 11 times Champion Trainer, Paul Nicholls. We’ve had a fair bit of success with Paul with our French, horses in training, imports, notably Red Risk and Oleg, but we thought the excitement of purchasing a horse where we can all be in from the start, to include naming and nurturing him to the track, was too great a temptation to resist, any longer.
Paul is renowned and revered for his big, strapping chasers, the list of which is too endless to even begin to cite, so we thought a lovely, chasing type of store horse would be the very best place to start.
Our 4yo gelding, here, by the rising star SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, stands at a mighty 16.3hh, but you’d never guess that, given the way he moves and conducts himself, he’s so easy in the eye and so very fluent in his gaits. We think you’d struggle to find a more imposing individual than this fellow and given he hails from a family packed with Grade 1 & Grade 2 performers, you could be forgiven for beginning to dream of Cheltenham glory, as his career builds towards a Chasing crescendo in a couple of years’ time. Read about his sire here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/soldier-of-fortune
He was purchased for us, by ace Bloodstock Agents, Peter and Ross Doyle who, only recently, purchased, for their clients, the likes of LOSTINTRANSLATION and THE BIG GETAWAY.
He looks a thoroughly imposing and potentially high class prospect for his owners to enjoy over the coming seasons and he’s not hugely expensive to jump aboard, either. He’d come highly recommended. Physically and genetically, you get a lot of bang for your bucks with this impressive individual and his size and scope says "chaser" all day long.
We couldn’t be in better hands than the Doyle’s and Paul Nicholls. The earliest case scenario, would be that he would be ready to run in National Hunt Flat races (bumpers) in the early spring, around Cheltenham Festival time.
See his profile video here:
Training Update (20th January): He has moved into Ditcheat from pre-training and has settled in nicely. We received an update from Harry Derham this morning that outlines his progress. He says "We jumped him along with all the babies today and all very positive, A lovely horse who looks to have a good temperament - he's 'on it', but is not overly keen. He has a lot of scope and has a nice jump on him. He's a good individual and is quite flash and very positive feedback from the jockeys, so all good!"
The Racing Post: "A Saturday seven-timer suggests all remains very well indeed at home" Paul had a magnificent 7 winners on Saturday 9th January, read the story here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/race-reports/paul-nicholls-juggernaut-rolls-on-as-he-lands-quickfire-saturday-four-timer/467409