Treble at Aintree Grand National Festival for JD purchases
Me Too Please lands Grade 2 Mares’ Bumper for his father Arthur
Tattersalls yearling purchase Me Too Please (Champs Elysees) followed up her bumper victory at Down Royal last month with victory in the Grade 2 Mares’ Bumper on the Thursday of the Aintree Grand National Meeting. Trained by his father Arthur Moore and running in the colours of his mother, Me Too Please was an impressive length and a half winner over recent Cheltenham Grade 1 Champion Bumper-third Elle Est Belle (Fame And Glory). JD purchased the mare at Book 3 of the Tattersalls yearling sale for 15,000gns and she was offered as part of the Goffs Online March Sale, but luckily for the team she did not meet her reserve. She is an exciting dual purpose and eventual broodmare prospect, being out of a half-sister to Oaks heroine Love Divine and is naturally available for purchase!
Rowland Ward starts first part of Aintree double for Edmunds
Tattersalls Horses-in-Training purchase Rowland Ward (Sea The Stars) was the first part of a double for trainer Stuart Edmunds at the Aintree Grand National Meeting from only two runners, both purchased by JD. The five-year-old was backed in from 33-1 to 12-1 and he duly obliged under Charlie Hammond in the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys’ and Amateur Riders’ Race). He looked well handicapped on his form earlier this year and was on his second run back after a wind op in February with the addition of a first time tongue tie. He is out of the Listed Oaks Trial Stakes winner Honor Bound (Authorized), who is a half-sister to the Gr.1 Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach (Galileo).
Hometown Boy tops great few days for Moore at Aintree with Grade 3 glory
Six-year-old Hometown Boy (Curtain Time) backed up his impressive Kempton win in February for Stuart Edmunds with a first Graded success in the Grade 3 EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle on the Saturday of the Aintree Grand National Meeting. He was tackling 3 miles for the first time since his point-to-point victory at Durrow in 2019 for Cormac Doyle and relished the challenge, winning by three lengths from J’Ai Froid (Flemensfirth) and the pair were a further four and a quarter lengths clear of previous Graded winner Tea Clipper (Stowaway). Hometown Boy was a private purchase following his point-to-point victory and is out of a half-sister to the dam of recent Irish Grand National winner Freewheelin Dylan, who is also by Curtain Time, so an exciting career awaits novice chasing next season.