Owner: The Goodracing Partnership
5 year-old chestnut gelding by Monsieur Bond (IRE) out of Barefooted Flyer (USA). He is the fourth foal from a successful family, all of whom Mark has trained and all of whom have won.
After a slightly slow start to his two-year-old career, he improved with each run on the all-weather during the 2010/11 winter and won at both Southwell and Wolverhampton.
After having the 2011 summer off, he took a few runs to find his feet again when he returned, but found his winning ways at Southwell in January 2012. He unfortunately made his own bad luck on his next few starts at Southwell, when getting caught behind in the kick-back, before powering home all too late when in the clear.
He spent the Summer of 2012 at grass and came back into training at the beginning of September. He has run twice at Wolverhampton over the Winter of 2012/13 and has found the renewed surface at Dunstall Park faster than he would prefer. Returning to Southwell he returned to close to his best when finishing an excellent second and third in two competitive six furlong Handicaps on both occasions finishing strongly; he is currently decently handicapped and is capable of being highly effective in AW spring handicaps, particularly on the fibresand at Southwell.
Image provided by Les Hurley Photography