Overbury (IRE) – Celine Message (GB)
|Owner:||Mr Jim Gordon|
A recent purchase from the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales, he was a close second in a Bumper at Ayr on heavy ground in January trained by Donald Whillans. He was only beaten just a length by August 2016 NH sales topper Idee De Garde.
5yo Grey Gelding bred by Peter Cassidy, he has good size and is a nice stamp by a leading NH sire Overbury (10-12f performer) whose star offspring (2m-2m4f) include Clondaw Warrior, Missed That, Ballyfitz and recent Morebattle Hurdle winner at Kelso Cyrus Darius.
The Dam Celine Message is by St Leger winner Silver Patriarch who will add some stamina to the pedigree. Bluefortytwo is the second product out of the dam who was unraced herself but a half- sister to Bumper and Hurdle winner (2m) Bypharbeanri, 7f-1m flat and Hurdle winner Queens Consul and 2m Hurdle winner Lazuli Moon.
We are fitting the new lad into the routine here gradually and with the usual across the board treatments and checks as is done with any newcomer. All being well he will run in another Bumper before being schooled up for next season and then have a couple of months at grass.