Trainer and Syndicate comments for Jimmys Sister
This half-sister to our own very consistent and successful chaser Little Jimmy is set to have her debut season in the 2017-18 National Hunt season starting in October 2018.
This filly has been on our radar for three years - when we discovered that our top winning chaser Little Jimmy had this half sister. The mare has only had two offspring, and once we knew she could become available, we and the trainer Tom Gretton planned to keep tabs on her development and secure her before reaching the sales ring. we went to see her at the breeders at the end of Spring and were suitably pleased with her to buy her and place her in training for this next winter season.
This filly is interesting from a couple of perspectives - as she is a very decent size, (bigger than Jimmy was at this stage of his life), and she is conformed nicely. Obviously she is closely related to a very decent chaser, but her sire Denounce is an interesting mating. This sire has only had a few mares go to him, but he has had considerable success with a good number of them at distances up to a mile and a half on the flat. Denounce himself showed ability on his three starts for Juddmonte before injury ruled him out of further races.
This filly will follow a standard un-raced National Hunt route this season, as she will be readied for her opening run in October or November and will almost certainly go straight over hurdles. She is bred to need over two miles in distance and we expect 2m Bumpers will simply be too short for her, so she will contest Maiden hurdles to gain experience. Prospective shareholders must understand that this filly is a long term prospect - we expect to keep her in training for a number of years (her half-brother is now racing in his sixth winter season!) and this opening season to her career is all about educating her, gaining experience and learning about her.
Jimmys sister is already well into her build-up for this winter and she will continue to be schooled over hurdles culminating in her opening run of the 2017-18 season sometime in October or November 2017. The plan is to go into Maiden hurdle races and let her grow in confidence. If she proves to be robust, then she may well even jump a chase fence in the spring of 2018.
Little Jimmy is a really popular, winning syndicate horse, and we believe Jimmys Sister has the profile to be very similar. Like her brother, she will need time to find her feet - but that is all part of the process of bringing a chaser along.
Potential owners are welcome at the yard - please call us to view any of our horses for sale or syndication.