Urban Soldier, by Soldier Of Fortune

Trainer: Paul Nicholls OBE Race type: Jumps
Age: 4 yr old Description: Brown Gelding
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We are delighted and privileged to be able to offer our very first ‘store horse’ with the 12 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’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 combination of the Doyle’s and Paul Nicholls OBE. 

See his profile video here:

Training Update: He went for an 'away day' with Paul's other youngsters and worked very well. Paul was very pleased with him and says; "He is a lovely horse; very straightforward and switched on - taking all of the work well." 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." Paul thinks it is best to give him a break now, as he has learnt a lot about him, knows that he has ability and with some lush spring grass to help him strengthen up, he will be primed for an early return in a bumper.



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Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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