Urban Soldier, by Soldier Of Fortune
Shares Available - 5%
5% share available @ £3,500 upfront and £165 per month from 1st May 2021
2.5% share available @ £1,750 upfront and £92.50 per month from 1st May 2021
We are delighted and privileged to be able to offer our very first ‘store horse’ with the 11 times Champion Trainer, Paul Nicholls OBE. 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 (2nd April): Paul describes him as "a lovely horse." He’s settled into life at Ditcheat especially well, and will almost certainly make his racecourse debut in a bumper. He’s a very straightforward and switched on horse and is taking all of the work well. He will take him, and some of the other 4 year old “babies” away to Wincanton races shortly for a racecourse gallop, when the ground is suitable, to put the finishing touches to his preparations. We have added a new image of him looking good schooling this week and Harry Derham says: "He is a really nice athlete of a horse; quite flash and a nice model. Paul saw him jump and was delighted with him. He has a lot of scope and is a natural jumper - something you cannot teach." Obviously unraced, he looks to have a very exciting career ahead of him.