Overbury (IRE) – Celine Message (GB)
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Bluefortytwo’s form has been a little bit in and out. He was second in a Bumper at Ayr before joining the yard then fourth at Perth where the ground was too lively. He was second again in a maiden hurdle at Ayr which unfortunately then upset our handicap mark for some time with winner Largy Prospect given 124 and us 115 but following a wind op his confidence continued to improve along with his jumping. It was worth the journey to Wetherby on his penultimate start last season as he was given a 4lb respite allowing us to be competitive at Carlisle next time out running off 105 in the 0-115 novice handicap hurdle winning on heavy ground - our last winner before lockdown. Now rated 107 Bluefortytwo has done plenty of schooling over fences being quick and efficient. Seems to have a right handed preference on course although he is pretty straight at home so hopefully as he gains more experience and confidence he will be more versatile in terms of track. Distance wise a stiff 2m seems ideal although he may stay further on a flat track. We are waiting on a novice handicap chase on soft/heavy ground and it would be nice to start off back at Carlisle given suitable conditions..
Bluefortytwo was bred by Peter Cassidy 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 Cyrus Darius. The unraced Dam, Celine Message, is by St Leger winner Silver Patriarch who will add some stamina to the pedigree.