Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: DANSANT (GB)
Dam: AAHSAYPASTY (IRE)
Dam Sire: AAHSAYLAD
The classy hurdler and very exciting chasing prospect Dan McGrue is offered for sale. He is currently trained by Brian Barr in Dorset, price on application.
Previously based with Paul Nicholls, the eight-year-old Dan McGrue won a bumper and was unbeaten in three point-to-points at the start of his career.
He has more recently developed into a smart hurdler, winning a pair of novice hurdles at Taunton in the 2017/18 season and a Class 3 handicap at Plumpton last term - with four subsequent winners in behind. Such efforts saw him ascend to a peak hurdles rating of 137 (currently 136) and suggest that he can take high rank over fences if finding any further improvement.
His last two runs for previous connections were particularly creditable. He was eighth in a Grade-3 handicap hurdle at Sandown in March, leading until approaching the last, and would have finished an awful lot closer but for a catastrophic late mistake in desperate ground. He then closed his season with a decent sixth of 15 in an ultra-competitive Class 2 handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter, to confirm that all his ability remains intact.
Fresh from a summer off and in great order, Dan McGrue is set to embark on a chasing career in the months ahead, and he looks well-equipped to thrive at his new discipline.
As mentioned above, he was a star between the flags in his youth, winning three races by a combined margin of 45 lengths, and he certainly has the scope and athleticism required to take to the larger obstacles. He looks just the type to run up a sequence of wins in small novice chases before tackling one of the big festivals next spring.
At home on winter ground, Dan McGrue is back cantering now with a view to getting his season underway in October when conditions are more in his favour. He is one of those extremely hard to find 'Saturday horses', and his new owners should have the chance to enjoy some fantastic days out at all the right venues.
Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to get involved with a high-class prospect, with smart form in the book and lots more to come!
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01963 210173 / 07826 867881