- Escapeandevade (IRE)
- Westerner (GB) - Sandrinechoix (FR)
- The Escapees - Neil Ewart, Richard & Lavinia Drew, Robert & Mona Carruthers
Escapeandevade came second in a good Point in Ireland (Captain Broomfield behind in third subsequent second in a good Novice Hurdle at Haydock) before coming over to the UK purchased by Tom Malone who ran him to win at Wadebridge in the Maiden. He won by 10 lengths in a time the same as the Mens’ Open and was then purchased by Briony for the yard. Scored impressively for us at Ayr with Lord Roco behind and subsequent winner and then second in a highly competitive Novice Hurdle at Wetherby to Bold Endeavour. An exciting addition to the string and who is looked after and ridden by Steven Fox at home.
The Sire Westerner was a high-class performer in staying races including five Group 1s and coming second in the 2005 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. He is now a highly successful National Hunt sire with multiple Group 1 winners.
Escape is half-brother to Camp David who was well placed in bumpers and Ifyoucanseemenow winner of two Points.
His Grand Dam produced winners Dix Huit Brumaire and Punchestown and Cheltenham Cross Country winner Dix Villez. Also In Fairness, Ghost of A Smile and Val Du Ciron and from the family of Listed Punchestown Champion Hurdle winner Mounamara.
A lovely big scopey individual who will run again this season well capable of winning another novice with a penalty and will be schooled up for Novice Chasing next season and who has enough class for 2miles but also stays very well.