TOPOFTHEGAME BLACK-TYPE SUCCESS
05 February 2018
(IRE) gained his first black-type win in a competitive renewal of the Grade 3
Hero’s Handicap Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday. The six-year-old chestnut
travelled well throughout the race, having jumped the last in front he showed
serious stamina to stay on and hold off a challenge by Golan Fortune (IRE) to
score by a length and a half.
Patrick Kavanagh-bred son of Beeches Stud stalwart Flemensfirth was sold by Con
Hickey from Parkdota Stud to Monbeg Stables for €26,000 at Goffs Land Rover
Sale. TOPOFTHEGAME (IRE) is out of a half-sister to the Grade 1 performer
Artadoin Lad (IRE) and comes from the family of Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle
hero Identity Thief (IRE).
a four-year-old, TOPOFTHEGAME (IRE) won his sole point-to-point by a wide
margin for Donnchadh Doyle.