In training


Bay Gelding
DOB: 06 Apr 2017
Roderic O'Connor x Hector's Girl (Hector Protector)
Owner: Mr Paul Turner and Mrs Doreen Swinburn

This cracking son of Roderic O’Connor looks like a lovely prospect.

He is out of the Hector Protector mare Hector’s Girl, who won as a two-year-old, finished third in the Nell Gwyn and then ran in the 1,000 Guineas. Clearly a smart mare, she has passed that ability onto her offspring in no uncertain terms, producing six winners from eight runners, including the Gr.3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes winner Class Is Class.

The sire Roderic O’Connor was notable for winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas under then 17-year-old Joseph O’Brien, as well as finishing second to Frankel in the Dewhurst. An underrated and undervalued stallion, he gets plenty of good winners despite limited opportunities, his best representatives including the Listed winner Connect, the  Gr.3 winner Great Page, the Listed Spring Cup winner Haalick, and a host of leading performers in Brazil.

He has now gained a mark and will be targeted at handicaps in the 2021 season. 

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