- Thistle Ask (IRE)
- Ask (GB) - Thistle Lane (IRE)
- The Steel Bonnets
Thistle Ask ran in a Point-to-Point and two Bumpers in Ireland for Stuart Crawford. As he was quite keen, he next ran in a Maiden Hurdle at Naas and led all the way until two out and came second to a 128 rated horse trained by Willie Mullins.
He is a strongly made five year old who recently joined us and is now enjoying his summer holidays.
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 National Hunt 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.