£1,000 for 1/12th share plus VAT, training fees £155 per month
Category: Syndicates and Shares
Date of Birth: 05 May 2011
Sire: BENEFICIAL (GB)
Dam: BAILE AN DROICHID (IRE)
Dam Sire: KING'S RIDE
This lightly-raced seven-year-old gelding is a striking individual who can improve into a very decent chasing type and is sure to win some nice races.
Tower Of Allen, formerly trained by champion trainer Nicky Henderson, has only run eight times under rules to date. Although yet to win, he has shown considerable promise as he did on his first run over fences at Kempton in mid-May.
In an above-average novices' handicap chase, he ran a pleasing fifth, jumping well throughout. The ratings he has subsequently been given over hurdles and fences look very exploitable given his potential.
His sire, Beneficial, was a high-class ten to 12 furlong colt who developed into one of the best jumps sires around. His progeny known to be generally progressive, include seven-time winner Annacotty, and 2014 World Hurdle hero More Of That, who has since competed in the Grand National.
This gelding's dam, Baile An Droichid, has been a successful broodmare and has produced three winners already. The most prolific of those is the Stuart Crawford-trained Gilt Shadow. He notched the third success of his career when winning a competitive handicap hurdle at Ayr's Scottish National meeting.
An individual with plenty more to give, Tower Of Allen looks to provide an exciting opportunity to get involved with a young NH hunt horse who has yet to tap into his own racing potential. The winners' enclosure will no doubt beckon in the near future.