|Name:||Fostered Phil (IRE)|
|Pedigree:||Arcadio (GER) - Knock Na Shee (IRE)|
|Owners:||Neil and Sally Ewart|
Fostered Phil started his racing career in Ireland as a 4yo finishing second in a Clonmel bumper (winners behind) and was purchased at the Tattersalls Cheltenham November sale 2018 by Bobby O' Ryan. He started his account off well with two well placed runs in bumpers and was going off favourite at Doncaster but on the morning of the race had some heat in a leg so bitterly disappointing for all. Given plenty of time he came back over hurdles 2,5,1 winning impressively by 4 ½ lengths at Newcastle with Rachael McDonald and showing a good turn off foot that day. He has every ability as his form has shown and it would be great to get a bit of luck with him this time hurdles and novice chase rated 114 BHA.
Arcadio a German middle-distance 3yo Group 2 winner has proved to be a very good National Hunt sire (40% winners to chase runners) with quantity and quality in his winners many rated 150+ and whose stars include Hardline Grade 1 winning novice chaser, Simply The Betts a Cheltenham Festival winner, Flying Angel and The Gamechanger (13 wins).
Knock Na Shee is a half-sister to winners Chasing Cars, Clondaw Native, Auspicious Outlook and Mackerye End.