|Pedigree:||Kapgarde (FR) – Nikoline (FR)|
|Owner:||John and Jill Dodd|
Unlucky not to win first time out in an AW NH bumper at Newcatle when beaten a neck by Basildon reversing that form next time out. Went on to win with Rachael McDonald at Kelso the following season by three lengths from Rubytwo who won next time out and C’est Le Bonheur also a winner. Given a small break and then ran at Doncaster in a good novice hurdle carrying a penalty finishing third two lengths behind 140 rated Bobhopeornohope. After a couple of runs in handicaps, he sadly picked up an injury. Now BHA 114 it would be good to see him over hurdles and novice chasing if we can keep him right. He favours quicker going and undoubtedly has plenty of ability.
Kapgarde was a high-class French winner and is a very successful Sire of jumpers including Garde La Victoire, Ultragold and Hammersley Lake.
The Dam Nikoline won three times and was placed ﬁve times from 10 runs in France and her ﬁrst foal Confuceen (2014) is a winner and placed ﬁve times over jumps in France. Nikgarde is her second foal.