The Vanderbilt family were American Philanthropists in America in the 1800s. The dynasty was started by Cornelius Vanderbilt who rose from humble beginnings to become the richest American in history by the time of his death in 1877. While it cannot be guaranteed that Vanderbilt the horse will be as successful as his human namesake he should give his new owners a lot of fun. Vanderbilt being sired by Intense Focus out of a Gallieo Mare is bred to improve with age. The highlight of Vanderbilt’s career for Martyn Meade was a close up 3rd in a hot maiden at Epsom which resulted in an opening handicap mark of 83. He is fairly unexposed on the flat having only raced 5 times never finishing worse than 5th which included finishing 3rd 3 times. Placed correctly he might win a maiden but he definitely should be up to winning a handicap.
However, he has been purchased with Hurdling in mind and has schooled like a natural. He will be contesting the Juvenile hurdles as soon as they start in August and having been rated as high as 83 on the flat it would be hoped he should be getting competitive in them sooner rather than later. At the relatively moderate purchase price this lad could be a real bargain as from what Denis has seen so far he expects Vanderbilt to be running at the major summer festivals of Killarney, Listowel and Galway. He is available for Syndication or for outright purchase.
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