|Name:||Ascot De Bruyere (FR)|
|Pedigree:||Kapgarde (FR) - Quid De Neuville (FR)|
The Steel Bonnets - Mr N Ewart | Mrs A Humbert | Dr C Kesson | Lord Daresbury
Mr R Carruthers | Mr P Ogilvie | Rocket & Stan Racing | Mrs J Percy
Ascot De Bruyere is by Kapgarde, who James rode in France and was in training with Mr Macaire. Kapgarde is a top class NH sire winners to runners currently 61% including Milord Thomas - Group 1 winner - 10 wins and over a million pounds prize money won and Cheltenham winner Garde La Victoire.
Ascot De Bruyere had his first run in Nov 2014 and was not broken in till late on, he has had 9 starts finishing 2nd in a Hurdle race at Pau and a 2nd at Auteuil in a Chase (France's premier racetrack). But his best run was back at Auteuil 26/9/15 in a conditions Steeplechase 50,000 Euros race, where he finished 5th only beaten 3 lengths and the winner is a very good horse and the form is solid.
Ascot has come back from the field looking really good. We will probably run him in a Handicap Hurdle before going Novice Handicap Chasing. He is off a current mark of 115 over Hurdles, which will become his mark over fences. We feel that Ascot needs to go right handed over bigger obstacles, which will limit us to Musselburgh and particularly Carlisle.