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HORSES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

With racing on hold at the moment I thought it would be nice to try to pinpoint some future winners when racing resumes.


SCHIEHALLION MUNRO 03 May, 2013 Chestnut Gelding Schiapareli-Mrs Faulty Owner-Tennant, Lynch, Sharpe and Boston.


In any other season Schiehallion Munro would have been our stable star, but of course we are also blessed with the superstar that is Cornerstone Lad.That said, with the season having been cut short, 'Basil' whom he answers to at home, (his Dam is Mrs Faulty) remains unexposed having passed every test asked of him so far.

His very moderate bumper form as a four year old was soon left well behind when going over hurdles, he won twice, finished runner up twice, and was third on his other start from his five runs over timber. He made his debut over fences at Catterick in November of last year, coming home on the bridle ahead of the 130 rated Sue Smith trained Captain Moirette. His only defeat over fences so far came next time at Doncaster when outpaced by the 150 rated Knight in Dubai, but when Joe Colliver realised he wasn't getting to the winner, he was very considerate on 'Basil.' At Newcastle the next time over two miles a trip which would prove highly inadequate he showed he hasn't just got ability he also has guts, when out battling Stradivarius Davis up the run in. He returned to Catterick for a novice handicap, for what would turn out to be his last race of the season. Off a generous looking handicap mark of 131 it would have been disappointing if he didn't win, he didn't just win, he came home in a hack canter. The plan was to go to Aintree, and then all being well have a crack at the Champion Novices Chase at Ayr, but because of circumstances we shall have to wait for next season. There is no doubt Schiehallion Munro is a very exciting prospect, and when racing does resume he is definitely one to follow.

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