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For his first time out in the UK for his new connection, FIXE LE KAP wins over hurdles on December 29 at Newbury. Selected as a yearling by Horse Racing Advisory at Automn Arqana 2013 sales for 12.000€, he was sold in the UK earlier this year after 3 impressive starts at Auteuil over spring. (grey horse on the picture).
Trainer Nicky Henderson had won recent renewals of the contest with smart pair Grandouet and Top Notch and he looks to unearthed another potentially top class recruit.
Well backed throughout the morning, the French import was sent off the 6/5 favourite but was made to work hard to land the money.
Sent out in front by Jeremiah McGrath, the pair enjoyed an uncontested lead but were headed by hurdling newcomer Tommy Silver after the last
Fixe Le Kap’s experience told in the closing stages though as he rallied to deny Paul Nicholls’ charge by a length.
Kasakh Noir, who had been odds-on at the first show, made one or two slight mistakes and was soon in trouble after getting to within spitting distance of the first two home – to whom he was conceding 10lbs – between the last two flights.
Henderson said: « He’s not one of these flashy ones who goes around the yard saying, ‘I’m a superstar’ – he is a big, big baby.
« He loves jumping and I thought he might liven up on a racecourse and he did. He is quicker than he makes out and Jeremiah (McGrath) always said he was travelling well.
« He will be a really nice horse, but I’m not sure what to do in the short term. »
Betfred trimmed the winner into 14/1 from 25/1 for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, while Paddy Power went 16/1 from 25/1 for the same race at the Cheltenham Festival but Sky Bet were less impressed at 20/1.
Their Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners said: « Some smart horses have won this juvenile hurdle in recent years and Top Notch went on to finish second in last year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle for the same connections.
Today December 29th at Doncaster, MA FILLEULE wins the 8th race of her carreer in a Steeple Chase Listed Race. Aged 7, this mare is just impressive by her talent and longevity. She has been selected has a yeraling by Horse Racing Advisory and purchased for 30.000€. Her earnings reach now more than 300.000 GBP.
After seeing Katkeau and Vieux Lion Rouge winning in November, Professor Caroline Tisdall colors keep winning with the above mentioned successes of Bella, Alternatif, and Katkeau again today! If we close eyes on unfortunate slide from Vieux Lion Rouge last weekend in Cheltenham, this make no less than 6 wins in a row for Professor Caroline Tisdall colors, 5 of them with horses selected by Horse Racing Advisory…a great record! We thanks her and her partners again sincerely for their confidence and fidelity. Particular congrats to David Pipe for making this record possible.
Picture of Professor Caroline Tisdall and « Vieux Lion » after winning at Haydock.
Bella won on December 2nd at Ludlow for her first start of the season. Alternatif was very convincing when winning over fences on December 7th at Fontwell over 3 miles, 1 1/2 furlongs. After a 3rd and a 4th place, Balgarry opens his records over fences at Taunton on December 10th.
Winners call winners, and Gevrey Chambertin, brother to champion Grands Crus, wins easily over hurdles on December 12th at Lingfield. And again on December 16th, trainer David Pipe makes double hit with the wins of Katkeau over fences at Ludlow and Honeymoon Cocktail on the flat at Lingfield, two horses selected by Horse Racing Advisory. Katkeau remains unbeaten over the fences in two starts.
Congratulations to the connexion of all these winners! On the picture, Balgarry and his owners at Taunton.
Stallion CAT JUNIOR was pruchased and imported by Horse Racing Advisory end of 2011. His first crop is now 2 years old and the first runner, DONUTS REYOR, won on November 18th 2015 in a condition race at Argentan.
CAT JUNIOR is a nephew to Linamix by Storm Cat, Gr.3 winner over 8f, this tough proven racehorse at top level retires to stud in the south West of France following a busy and wealthy racing career. A cross between a great french family and a top US sire.
Katkeau won for his first start over fences at Kalkenham on November 17th.
Vieux Lion Rouge just won again on Saturday 21rst November at Haydock for the 9th time in his carreer, and remain unbeaten over fences.
After a disappointing first outing of the season in Auteuil, Dynaste confirms his champion status over British fences by finishing second of the Charlie Hall Chase (Group 2) at Weatherby on 31rst October, and 3rd on Saturday 21rst November in Haydock in the Group 1 Betfair Chase.
The delicious Champagne Lacourte-Godbillon was offered to testing by one of the members, champagne maker in Ecueil.
Members could see their horses work a good gallop on the turf.