Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: Fruits of Love (USA)
Dam: Love The Hat (GB)
Dam Sire: Overbury (IRE)
The chestnut four-year-old filly Petit Petard is offered for sale. She is by Fruits of Love out of the Overbury mare Love the Hat.
Now in full training, she has already shown substantial ability by winning a Flat race at the Milbourne St Andrews point-to-point, beating a field of nine that included a number of highly thought-of individuals.
Significantly, she is now qualified to run in the forthcoming bumpers at Exeter, Aintree and Stratford, all of which carry very worthwhile TBA bonuses for GB-bred horses that finish in the first five.
Petit Petard is certainly bred for the job. Love the Hat, showed ability in three starts, finishing second in a bumper on racecourse debut. Her mother Give Me Credit was a successful broodmare and the family traces back to the Grade-2 Rising Stars Novices' Chase winner Gola Cher.
Love The Hat's sibling is the winner Everything's Rosy, who went on to produce several smart performers. Her list of winning progeny includes the 143-rated chaser Up The Beat, the prolific winner Thelobstercatcher and the Grade-3 placed Definitive Edge.
Fruits of Love was a popular middle distance performer during his racing days, winning three-times at Grp-2 level and placing in Grp-1 company. He has compiled a fine record as a NH stallion, and last season was his best yet, his son Simply Ned providing him with a Grade-1 victory at Leopardstown.
This lovely jumping prospect has been well handled and, having already shown real potential, clearly has a bright future.