Sire: SABIANGO (GER)
Dam: NANOUSKA (GER)
Dam Sire: DASHING BLADE
Covering sire: SHOLOKHOV
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: no
The eleven-year-old broodmare Narima is offered for sale. She is currently in foal to Sholokhov, a Grp-1 winning racehorse and sire of Gold Cup winner Don Cossack.
Narima was a promising performer on the flat in Germany and France early in her career, before going on to show a good level of ability over hurdles in Ireland. She was an impressive winner of a maiden hurdle at Navan and also showed a fair level of ability in just a handful of starts over fences.
She is a half-sister to the very smart jumper Nambour, thus making her Sholokhov foal his three-parts brother. Nambour was a point and bumper winner that went on to be rated 139 over hurdles and was placed in Graded company on multiple occasions. Indeed, in a Grade-2 novice event at Fairyhouse he was beaten just a short-head by Acapella Bourgeois, with subsequent Irish Grand National and Grade-1 winner Our Duke back in third. He later added to his tally over fences.
Another sibling named Nizza was a Listed-placed performer on the level that has since foaled a hurdles winner.
Narima is by the sire Sabiango, who was granted limited opportunities at stud but has still been represented by the high-class Vieux Lion Rouge, winner of the Grade-3 Becher Chase and Grade-3 Haydock Grand National Trial.
This cracking mare rates a lovely broodmare prospect given her racecourse performance and family connections. However, the added bonus of a foal by Sholokhov makes this a tantalising offer for NH breeders.