|Name:||Black Pirate (GB)|
|Pedigree:||Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Proper Posh (GB)|
|Owner:||Leeds Plywood & Doors|
Black Pirate ran in three competitive Bumpers winning at Wetherby and Ayr in 2018.He then returned to Ayr for the Scottish Champion Bumper where he came second to Tom Lacey’s highly regardedSebastopol and was only beaten 3.5 lengths giving away 15 lbs.
He had a bump in the field at the end of last summer and we decided it was wise to give him a year off to fully recover. He has been swimming at a special centre for two months before his return to the yard. He won a Point-to-Point as a four year old and his Bumper record was very impressive so we are really looking forward to his Hurdling career. He is very adaptable to ground conditions and is suited by a stiff galloping track.
Black Sam Bellamy was a top class 12 furlong colt trained by Aidan O'Brien. He has produced plenty of winners including Sam Spinner and The Giant Bolster.
His Dam was unraced but the Grand Dam has produced three black-type performers, Hobbs Hill winner of two Grade 2 Novice Chases, Posh Pearl second in Aintree Champion Bumper and Hollies Pearl a Listed winner of Bumpers and Hurdles. The third Dam produced three winners including Pearlyman – a top class 2 mile Chaser and Listed Hurdle winner Poetic Gem.