• Ian Ender


Not What It Seems. 19 April 2016. Robin Des Pres-Kyle Ruby.

Not What It Seems is a recent purchase from the Doncaster September horses in training sale, having been previously in the care of the Gordon Elliot yard in Longwood, County Meath.

Not What It Seems is out of the Stowaway mare Kyle Ruby, and is her first representative on the racecourse.Kyle Ruby never raced under rules, but did compete in four point to points in 2012-2013, winning a five year old mares maiden on her final start at Templemore by six lengths.His sire is Robin Des Pres, the half brother to Robin Des Champs, a good source of National Hunt horses.

Not What It Seems has raced on three occasions to date, all in Irish Bumpers, making his debut in July at Galway, when keeping on in to forth, behind another Gordon Elliott horse, Weseekhimhere, being beaten 22 lengths.His next appearance was 16 days later at Tramore, when he went off a much more fancied second favourite, but had to settle for second place behind the Willie Mullins odds on shot Ruaille Buaille. His final appearance to date was just 11 days later at Bellewstown, when once again finishing runner up, this time to the John Kiely trained Erins Benefit, going down by 19 lengths, but in turn beating the third horse by 11 lengths.

Not What It Seems is obviously a very exiting prospect with the whole of his career in front of him, we will keep you informed every step of the way.

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