Urban Soldier

Trainer: Harry Derham Race type: Jumps
Age: 7 yr old Description: Brown Gelding
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Urban Soldier was at €28k purchase for us, by ace Bloodstock Agents, Peter and Ross Doyle who have bought the likes of LOSTINTRANSLATION and THE BIG GETAWAY.

By the rising star SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, he hails from a family packed with Grade 1 & Grade 2 performers. Read about his sire here: https://coolmore.com/stallions/soldier-of-fortune

A huge individual of a horse, standing at 17 hh, it’s no wonder it’s taken a couple of seasons to get him where we want. As he matures, he should hold his condition better and have a more elongated season, year on year.

Some of the strides he is seeing in the schooling ring are breath-taking. He is the proverbial chaser in the making...

Yet to see a fence, which is actually what we bought him to be, he’ll start off over hurdles this Autumn, before graduating to the BIG ones.

A careful study of his seasonal debut from 2022/2023 at Taunton, in finishing 2nd to the now 130 rated I Spy A Diva, suggests he’s particularly well handicapped off 103. We’d anticipate him running a massive race on seasonal reappearance under the now tutelage of Paul Nicholls’ latest prodigy and nephew, Harry Derham. Both, Paul & ourselves thought Urban Soldier may just benefit from being in a smaller team, where there’s more flexibility to change things around from day to day which maybe enable our horse to move to an even higher level of performance.  

Having had a summer at grass with our dual Grade 1 winner Marie's Rock and some of our other National Hunt team, he settled well into Harry Derham's yard in Berkshire.

Anyone looking for instant action, on a very sensible budget, with an exciting, young, up and coming trainer, should look no further. On his early season form 2022/2023, he looks well handicapped off a mark of 103 - he goes very well fresh.

Racing Update: His race entries/declarations, will show on this page.

Schooling (16th Nov):

Schooling (red jacket):

At exercise (24th October):



August House
2, Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5TD


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