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           Gabrielle Du Seuil       

An exciting four year old filly who has finished
fourth on her two hurdle starts in France.
Lovely prospect for the season ahead.
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                    Rolling Ball 

Rolling Ball is another golden oldie Cheltenham Festival winner.  He ran in the famous black, green and white striped colours of Lady Clarke which were carried to Grand National glory by Lord Gyllene in 1997.  Rolling Ball was a 1983 born bay gelding by Quart De Vin and his dam was Etoile Du Berger. He was a horse with huge ability but unfortunately had several setbacks in his career which enforced lengthy periods of time off throughout.  Who knows what might have been should he have had a clear run at things in his prime. 

He made an impressive winning hurdling debut as a six year old at Haydock in January 1989 with Peter Scudamore on board.  He was unchallenged and romped home by 30 lengths.  He only had one more run that season and when stepped up in class he finished fourth not beaten that far.

Rolling Ball was then not seen back on the track until December 1990.  He returned to action with a great performance to win a handicap hurdle at Bangor off a mark of 126 with Jonothan Lower riding.  He was below form on his next start at Haydock but got back to winning ways at Warwick in February 1991.  This was his first start over fences and he won unchallenged once again as he made all and won by 20 lengths.  After just one start over fences it was straight to the SunAlliance chase at the 1991 Cheltenham Festival.  Sent off the 7/2 favourite with Peter Scu on board he once again made all and beat Esha Ness by just over two lengths at the line.   

After a summer holiday he returned with a win at Chepstow in November 1991, making all and winning very easily once again. He was then absent from the racecourse for just over two years. His comeback was in the 1993 Hennessy with Richard Dunwoody in the saddle but unfortunately he was an early casualty as he fell at the third fence.  His final run for Pond House was in the King George at Kempton later that year.  He pulled up in the race won by Barton Bank and more time off followed.

He did return to the race track again after 796 days off in 1996 in a hunter chase at Warwick now in the care of Steve Brookshaw.  At 13 years old he still possessed the talent and heart to win races.  He beat Double Silk to win on this occasion and then went on to win the Aintree Foxhunters over the Grand National fences in April.  His final ever run was at Stratford in June 1996 where he pulled up.

Rolling Ball won seven races from just 13 career starts and he was placed twice as well.  Rated 140 at best he won over £82,000 in prize money.  He was a super high class horse, extremely talented but unfortunately just plagued by injuries.

Watch him win the 1991 SunAlliance Chase here:

Watch him win the 1996 Aintree Foxhunters here: