A winning weekend for Goffs National Hunt

Goffs Land Rover, Punchestown and December National Hunt Sales enjoyed plenty of success in recent days lead by a second consecutive win the in Grade 2 Coral Hurdle at Ascot for If The Cap Fits.  Winner of the Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle at Aintree in April, it was a perfect start to the new season for the December NH Sale graduate and owners Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Harry Fry.

 

If The Cap Fits - Grade 2 Coral Hurdle, Ascot
Sold at the December NH Sale 2012 from Liam Gilsenan to J McClenaghan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were also notable wins for a number of Land Rover graduates including Pym in the Horse Racing Ireland Chase at Ascot on Saturday for the Altior connections, the Henry De Bromhead-trained Chris's Dream in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan yesterday, Thatsy who won the opening Maiden Hurdle at Navan for Gordon Elliott, and the Olly Murphy trained Presence Of Mind who impressed in the bumper at Huntingdon on Saturday.

Chris's Dream - Grade B Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase, Navan
Sold at the Land Rover Sale 2015 from Parkdota Stud to Eugene O'Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pym - Horse Racing Ireland Chase, Ascot
Sold at the Land Rover Sale 2016 from Rathmore Stud to Highflyer Bloodstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getabird capped a good week for the Punchestown Sale, with the 2016 sale-topper winning the Talbot Hotel Carlow Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday for Willie Mullins and Susannah Ricci.  The past few days also saw wins for two graduates of the 2019 Punchestown Sale with Pure Bliss winning for Harry Fry at Ffos Las on Friday and the sale-topping The Big Breakaway winning first time out for Colin Tizzard earlier in the week.

Getabird - Talbot Hotel Carlow Chase, Gowran Park
Sold at the Punchestown Sale 2016 from Milestone Stables to Harold Kirk & Willie Mullins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another fine advertisement for the upcoming December National Hunt Sale meanwhile was the Jonjo O'Neill trained Soaring Glory who powered to a hugely impressive victory in the Bumper at Ascot on Saturday.  Soaring Glory was sold at the December National Hunt Sale 2015 from Ballincurrig House Stud to Bickerton Bloodstock.