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We have an athletic young gelding for sale.
Bred in the purple by NH super-sire Milan,
he has Grade 1 winner David's Charm in his
pedigree as well as high class Pond House
winners Junior and Celtic Son
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Pridwell was a 1990 born bay gelding by the great Sadler’s Wells and his dam was Glowing with Pride.  He was another high class horse with lots of ability and plenty of character.  He started his career on the flat in the care of Roger Charlton.  He had three runs for him in 1993 starting at Newbury in April.  He never troubled the judge beaten quite a long way on every start.  He had his final run for that yard in September and MCP bought him from Newmarket sales after this for 8,500 guineas.

He made a winning hurdling debut for the yard at Southwell in January 1994 with Richard Dunwoody on board.  Always travelling well he won the race very comfortably.  He returned to the track just seven days later and it was the same result and he was the easy winner once again.  He made another quick re-appearance at Cheltenham at the end of the month and he made it three from three over obstacles, winning a grade 2 novice hurdle by three lengths.  He then lined up in the 1994 Supreme novices hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.  He ran a super race with Jonothan Lower in the saddle to finish second behind Arctic Kinsman, beaten 8 lengths.  He actually ran twice at the Festival that, just two days later he ran in the Triumph hurdle.  He ran well finishing seventh but the exertions of his Supreme effort meant he was probably not at his best.  He finished sixth at Aintree after this before his sights were lowered slightly and he recorded two more victories at Southwell and Chepstow in May.  He had one more run where he disappointed before going on a well-deserved summer holiday.

In October 1994 he went on an adventure to America to run in a hurdle race at Morven Park.  Jonothan Lower went over to ride him and he finished eighth, beaten less than 10 lengths.  He returned home and was next back in action at Cheltenham in January 1995.  He finished second to Mysilv before returning to the track and winning just two weeks later.  He was third behind Mysilv in the Tote Gold Trophy handicap hurdle at Newbury and finished second at Haydock after this.  He was seventh at the 1995 Cheltenham Festival in the County hurdle, was fifth at Aintree then second at Chepstow before finishing down the field in the Chester Cup in May. 

After a summer holiday he embarked on a novice chase campaign that autumn.  He won very easily on his chasing debut at Cheltenham but things did not quite go to plan on his second start over the larger obstacles.  After slipping into one of the fences he lost his confidence with jumping and finished second on this day but on his next start is where he showed a real disliking for fences at at Fakenham and after blundering at the fifth he virtually refused to race and was pulled up.  He reverted to hurdles and finished sixth in the William Hill handicap hurdle at Sandown in December.  He finished second at Haydock after this and got his revenge on Mysilv by beating him at Ascot to win with A P McCoy on board in December.

He finished third at Haydock in January 1996 before pulling up in the Tote Gold Trophy that year.  His next outing was in the Champion hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.  He ran another super race to finish third behind Collier’s Court and Alderbrook with Chris Maude riding at odds of 33/1.  He went to Aintree and fell when in contention three out and was then below form up at Ayr after this. 

He returned to following autumn after his holiday and was contesting a lot of top races.  He finished second at Cheltenham in January 1997 before finishing seventh in the Champion hurdle that year behind stablemate winner Make A Stand, 12 lengths behind and never nearer.  He finished second at Chepstow after this and then finished the season on a high by winning the long distance hurdle at Haydock.  The Racing Post comments read “cheekily” on his first try at nearly three miles. 

In the autumn on 1997 he returned to action with three straight victories in three Grade 2 hurdles.  He won the West Yorkshire hurdle over three miles in November by four lengths.  Just a week later he was dropped back in trip to run over two miles at Wincanton to win the Elite hurdle beating Mr Percy by 13 lengths.   At the end of the month he was victorious in the Ascot hurdle over 2m4f.  Quite a remarkable achievement to win all these high glass races over three different distances within a month and it continued into December as well!  He was a close second in the Bula hurdle at Cheltenham over two  miles and then third at Ascot in the same month in the Long Walk hurdle over three miles. 

After a little break he finished fourth in the 1998 Champion hurdle behind the mighty Istabraq but got his revenge on this rival when beating him at Aintree over 2m4f. In very testing conditions he battled on very gamely to win by a head with AP in the saddle.  He had just three runs the following season, he was fourth on every occasion at Cheltenham, Haydock and Kempton after which injury sadly forced his retirement.

Pridwell won 14 races from 51 career starts and was placed 19 times as well.  Hurdling was the making of him and he was high class for his entire career over a variety of distances.  Rated 169 at best over hurdles he won over £253,000 in prize money.

Watch his win at Aintree beating Istabraq here:

Watch him win the 1997 West Yorkshire hurdle at Wetherby here: