Mark Usher Racing

5-y-o plus Horses in Training

Shufoog (GB)

2013   Bay   Filly
by Mawatheeq (USA)  ex  Hamloola  ( Red Ransom )


        Champaigne and Shambles Partnership
        Owner:  Champaigne and Shambles Partnership

Bred by Shadwell and a winner of a seven furlong Maiden at Lingfield at two, a ten furlong Epsom Handicap at three and placed second twice and third once from just seven starts, Mark bought this rangy, well made filly at Tattersalls Ireland Sales in August 2017.

She has the natural scope and temperament, an indication of which is shown in the picture below, to hurdle; if you go here you can see her developing her hurdling skills accelerating away from a jump in a grid; and here you can see her jumping full sized hurdles for the first time on the 20th of November being led by Spice Fair. She ran for the first time over hurdles at Newbury's December Meeting and ran a race of quiet promise, jumping well after pulling hard early on her first start for more than a year; she followed this up with an equally promising run at Ludlow in the middle of January and at Chepstow in the middle of April.

Fairly handicapped from these three runs and with a mark of 93 she made her first start in a Handicap in a Mares Conditional Jockeys iteration at Wincanton in the second week of May, winning really decisively; you can see a video of her spiffing performance here.


Shufoog (GB)'s racing form, courtesy Racing Post

 

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