|Name:||Sao Maxence (FR)|
|Pedigree:||Saint Des Saints (FR) - Primadona (FR)|
|Owner:||Mr & Mrs J Dodd|
Sao Maxence is by Saint Des Saints, a horse we saw in training when we worked out in France, he is from the excellent Cadoudal line. Saint Des Saints was a decent racehorse (Group 2 & 3 Auteuil winner) himself, before going on to be a very good Sire of Cheltenham winners, with Storm of Saintly breaking the million pound prize money mark.
The Dam Primadona was a 5 time winner herself (Hurdle and Chase), she has produced 3 winners so far (Flat, Hurdle and Chase), bred in France by George and Lune Vergette.
Sao Maxence has proved to be somewhat of a challenge, a horse with incredible fight resilience and determination, combined with quick wit! Not always a great combination when working against you, so it is our job to turn this around to work for us. Gary Witheford phoned in one day as Sao Maxence had a stint down there and said ‘give up’ but we are as stubborn! We want to train soldiers not academics and if this horse comes around which he is now beginning to, then we will have a horse with massive stamina and reserves, so watch this space.