- Hold Onto The Line (IRE)
- Westerner (GB) - Dedoctorsdaughter (IRE)
- Robert and Mona Carruthers, Colin and Eileen Kesson, Richard and Lavinia Drew, Andrew Phillips
Hold Onto the Line followed up his two hurdle wins at Musselburgh with a third win in a row on his chasing debut at this course. In November 2022. He is a brilliant jumper who really goes for his fences and has a good attitude. Unfortunately, after this great start to the season, he then suffered from foot problems. We have worked hard with our vet Eugenio Cillan-Garcia and Brad Fisher our farrier to improve this and we look forward to him getting back to winning ways. Favours a good surface.
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 - Champagne West, Cole Harden, Love Envoi, Dysart Dynamo, Ferny Hollow, Total Recall, etc.
The Dam Dedoctorsdaughter by Dr. Massini won four times (point-to-point, hurdle and chase. Hold Onto The Line is her first runner. The second Dam was the unraced half-sister to hurdle winer Francys Fancy from the family of Killiney and she has produced a Newbury Maiden Hurdle and Point-to-Point winner Mizen Station.