Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: OSORIO (GER)
Dam: EURO EMPIRE (USA)
Dam Sire: BARTOK (IRE)
The prolific-winning Dana's Present is offered for sale at a bargain price of £5,000, in training with Karen George in Devon.
Since starting his career as a two-year-old, Dana's Present has won on no less than 10 occasions. His wins have come over distances ranging from a mile to an extended nine-furlongs, he has winning form on both the turf and the all-weather and has found the frame in an extremely meritorious 23 of his 63- races to date. At his peak he was rated as high as 79, and included on his CV is a win in the high profile 'Leger Legends' charity race in 2013 - which forms an integral part of the St Leger Festival at Doncaster.
Although now an eight-year-old, there is ample evidence to suggest that Dana's Present retains both ability and enthusiasm. His most recent victory came in a Class 5 handicap over a mile last October, and he was a close-up third on his two most recent starts earlier this season.
He has had a nice long break since his most recent outing in early May, and has changed stables in the interim. The last time he changed hands he was a winner on his first run for his new connections. His absence from the racecourse has coincided with the handicapper showing some leniency, as Dana's Present is now able to race off 68 on both the turf and all-weather. The form he was showing this time last year strongly suggest that such marks will be well within his compass.
This tough and consistent gelding is ready to run, and will surely provide endless enjoyment for his new owners. The £5,000 purchase price includes two months training fees. Rarely will a horse with so many victories to its name - and still with the potential to add significantly to its tally - come onto the market at such a reasonable price.