Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 16 Apr 2015
Sire: Cloudings (IRE)
Dam: Ardkilly Angel (IRE)
Dam Sire: Yashgan
A four-year-old filly by Cloudings that stands approximately 16.2hh is offered for sale.
An attractive dark bay, she is out of Ardkilly Angel, who has produced six other foals, most notably the Grade-2 placed hurdler/chaser Ardkilly Witness. That classy operator won four-times in total under rules and reached a peak official rating of 139 over the larger obstacles.
His graded placing over fences came in the race formerly known as the Worcester Novices' Chase at Newbury, which is typically one of the most competitive and informative novice chases of the season. This is confirmed by the identity of the four most recent winners - Native River, Thistlecrack, Elegant Escape and Santini.
The sire Cloudings is a prolific and successful NH sire, his most famous progeny being the hugely popular Grand National and Hennessy winner Many Clouds - yet he is by no means a one horse stallion. His other hits include the Grade-2 Future Champions Novices' Chase winner Cloudy Dream, the Grade-2, Cheltenham Festival and Aintree Fox Hunter winning Cloudy Lane and the Grade-2 Peter Marsh Chase victor Cloudy Too.
A noted sire of chasers in particular, he continues at the very peak of his powers at the age of 25 and looks a very shrewd match for Ardkilly Angel, given that she has demonstrated her ability to produce a smart staying chaser already.
This uncomplicated and well-connected mare is a good-looker who impresses physically, and unquestionably has the scope and size to progress. She was lightly broken in October and is now ready to commence pre-training.
Viewing can be arranged by appointment in Lambourn.