- Thistle Ask (IRE)
- Ask (GB) - Thistle Lane (IRE)
- The Steel Bonnets
Ran in Ireland in a point to point, two bumpers and a maiden hurdle where he finished runner up to Govan (128 rated dual bumper winner) with subsequent winners Free Handshake and Hascoeur Clermont in behind. He will potentially handle testing ground and jumps very well. Arrived here before the summer has done well out at grass and has great attitude to his work and a super temperament. Looks a great prospect for The Steel Bonnets with their six times winning Ascot de Bruyere retiring last season.
The Sire Ask was a top-class performer over 1 ½ to 2 miles for Sir Michael Stoute. He recently moved to Willow Wood Stud and continues to be a very successful sire of NH horses including the Grade Two Aintree Bumper winner Lookaway. He has a 52% ratio of winners to runners over fences and 33% winners to runners in NH racing.
The Dam Thistle Lane was placed in Point-to-Points and is sister to 4 mile 1 furlong Banks Chase winner Tres Eile out of unraced half-sister to useful Hurdle/Chase winner Will Phone from the family of Thyestes Chase winner Tarthistle.