|Name:||Ascot De Bruyere (FR)|
|Pedigree:||Kapgarde (FR) - Quid De Neuville (FR)|
The Steel Bonnets | 25% Mr Neil Ewart | 20% Mrs A Humbert | 14% Dr C Kesson | 10% Rocket & Stan Racing | 15% Ancrum Pointer | 8% Mr R Carruthers | 5% Mrs J Percy | 3% Mr P Ogilvie |
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.
Out of Quid De Neuville who was placed Flat/Hurdles and Chase and half-sister to Lili Rochelaise out of a 2m4f winner.
Ascot De Bruyere had his first run in Nov 14 and was not broken in till late on, he has had 9 placings from 20 runs. Ascot is in great shape and is doing his preliminary work in a very pleasing and relaxed manner. We hope as the season unfolds that he will be taking his turn in one of the big staying Handicap Chases, certainly a Borders National could be on the cards. He seems to handle any ground and will mix Staying Handicap Hurdles with Chases.