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                  Carryonharry

Carryonharry was a 1994 born grey gelding by Roselier and his dam was Bluebell Avenue.  He may not have been one of the best horses to have been through Pond House but he was certainly very good in his grade.  He gave Gerry Supple the biggest win of his riding career when they won a valuable handicap chase at Kempton and I know there is a very nice big picture of him hanging above Gerry’s mantle piece!

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                   It Takes Time

It Takes Time was a 1994 born bay gelding by Monrelimar out of a mare called Dysart Lady.  He may not have been a household name but he was a very good horse on his day and was always dining at the top table so to speak.  He started his career in bumpers in Ireland and after finishing second on debut he won his next two starts both at Leopardstown.  He won by a very impressive 15 lengths the first time and although made to work harder the second time, in January 2000, he still won well.  Owner David Johnson bought him privately after this.

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                 Great Endeavour

Great Endeavour was a 2004 gorgeous grey gelding by Great Palm and his dam was called Strong Irish.  An interesting fact to start today’s piece with is that we train his half-brother at Pond House currently – can you name him?  Answer at the end….keep reading!

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                   Granville Again

Granville Again was a 1986 born chestnut gelding by Deep Run and his dam was called High board. He won the 1993 Champion hurdle and was a high class horse.  He began his career in Ireland and won a bumper at Leopardstown on his racecourse debut in in March 1990.  He finished runner up on his second start and won again on his third start, a bumper at Phoenix Park in Ireland.

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                   Chatam & MCP

Chatham is another golden oldie who was high class in the late 80s and early 90s.  He was a Cheltenham Festival and Hennessy winner to name just two top races amongst his list of honours.  He was a 1984 bay gelding by Big Spruce and his dam was Cristalina.  He won on his hurdling debut at Worcester in March 1998, making all and winning very easily with Jonothan Lower doing the steering.  He was third on his next start in the Triumph hurdle, seven lengths behind winner Kribensis.  Nine days later he was back to winning ways at Newbury.

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    Challenger Du Luc (right) & Miinnehoma

Challenger Du Luc was a 1990 French born son of Chamberlin and is dam was Islande II.  His roll of honour includes a Cheltenham Festival victory and he was the winner of the of the Murphy’s Gold Cup as well.  He began his career in France and was one of our first French imports to Pond House.

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                 I'llletyougonow

Today we have a quick update on stable runners and what has been happening in the racing world this week.  It will be great to have some high class action from Newmarket to watch this afternoon as well as racing from Lingfield and Newcastle as well.  The big race of the day is the Qipco 2000 Guineas which goes off at 3.35pm.  Pinatubo heads a high class field and they look to have it all to do to beat him if he returns in the same scintillating form he showed last season in the Godolphin blue colours with William Buick on board.  You would think Arizona is the best of the Aidan O’Brien team with Ryan Moore in the saddle but this is not always the case from this stable and it will be a fascinating watch.

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