|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.
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 starts finishing 2nd in a Hurdle race at Pau and 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 is in great shape after his summer break 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.