£28 per month all-in for 1% leasehold share for minimum of six months.
Category: Syndicates and Shares
Date of Birth: 10 Jun 2010
Sire: SHANTOU (USA)
Dam: ANNALISA (IRE)
Dam Sire: RHOMAN RULE (USA)
Small affordable leasehold shares are available in the successful pointer The Ibbster, who is in training with Brian Forsey in Somerset. The current owner will retain a 50% share in the horse, who promises to give his new part-owners lots of fun in the seasons to come.
He is a nine-year-old son of leading NH sire Shantou. The stallion was an outstanding performer during his racing career, winning the St Leger, a pair of Grp-1s in Italy and finishing a close third in the Derby. He has long since carved out a reputation as a fine sire, doing especially well with chasers. Some of his headline performers include Cheltenham Festival winning chaser Ballynagour, Grade-2 winning novice chaser Wounded Warrior and Grade-1 winning novice hurdler Morning Assembly.
The Ibbster is bred for the job on the dam's side too. His dam Annalisa was a capable bumper performer during her racing days, and has already given the three-time chase winner Cosway Spirit. A maiden over hurdles, he showed significant improvement when tasked with jumping the larger obstacles, ultimately winning three times and finishing second on a further three occasions - from just twelve starts in total.
Additionally, Annalisa is a half-sister to a pair of broodmares who have gone on to significant success at stud. Juleit Jones is the dam of prolific point winner Dante's Storm - who was rated 129 under rules and was good enough to finish fifth in the Foxhunters at the Cheltenham Festival. Another half-sister, namely Peace Time Girl, was a useful bumper and hurdles winner who has proven a tremendous producer. She has given the Grade-1 placed hurdler and Cheltenham Festival winning chaser Bensalem and the Grade-2 winning hurdler and chaser Court In Motion - who might have gone to the very top had injury not sadly cut short his career.
The Ibbster won two point-to-points in 2017, and started his career under Rules with a promising effort in a novice hurdle at Exeter. He showed up nicely for much of the way, before understandably tiring late on. His future surely lies over fences, and judged from the exploits of his half-brother and near relatives, it could be a successful one.
He is now ready to go novice chasing around the West Country and offers the opportunity for small or new owners to experience the delights of ownership at a very affordable price.