£5,000 outright (50% or 25% shares available)
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 16 May 2013
Sire: Fairly Ransom (USA)
Dam: Vannuccis Daughter (IRE)
Dam Sire: Perugino (USA)
An unnamed five-year-old gelding by Fairly Ransom is offered for sale. He is trained by Karen George in Devon and can be sold as a whole, or in 25% or 50% shares.
He is blessed with a great mind and temperament, and is showing a good deal of ability as he is prepared for a possible bumper/hurdles debut in the not too distant future.
He is out of the Perugino mare Vannuccis Daughter, who although lightly-raced herself, hails from a good jumping family. Her dam produced four winners including the Listed-placed dual purpose performer Aquila Oculus and the Grade-3 placed hurdler Summer Break. The last-named has gone on to be a significant producer in her own right, giving several winners including the Grade-1 Kauto Star Novices' Chase winner Royal Vacation, and the Listed winning and Grade-2 placed hurdler Ahyaknowyerself.
This gelding's sire Fairly Ransom was a high-class flat performer in France and the US, who has proven his ability as a NH sire from extremely limited chances. He is almost unknown in Britain, but his progeny include the Grade-2 Grand Steeple-Chase d'Enghien winner Korfou De Maspie, which underlines the sires capabilities.
Furthermore, Perugino is a Grp-1 producing damsire that left a significant legacy as a jumps sire, producing the mighty Harchibald amongst others.
With good looks, athleticism and a convincing NH pedigree, this youngster has every chance of going on to significant success once his racing career gets underway.