2012 bay Gelding by Dubai Destination
Chanceanotherfive is a 5yo gelding by Dubai Destination who we bought from Cobajay Stables, source of future jumps stars such as Hidden Cyclone, Black Hercules, O’Faolains Boy, Felix Younger and Killultagh Vic and more recently we also bought Pilgrims Bay, winner of the Grade 3 Betbright Chase at Kempton. He originally came from the Land Rover Sale in Ireland.
He was consistent and improving in Irish points, beaten less than 3 lengths on his final start and he has 2 bits of form which caught me eye.On the 26th Feb in Borris House, a horse just in front of him went on to win a bumper in Ireland and on the 30th October a horse again just in front of him was narrowly touched off in a Taunton bumper since. Ironically, yesterday the 2nd horse from his last race in Ireland also won his maiden.
We brought him over to England, sent him to a point to point trainer in the local village and entered him in the 3 mile maiden in Cornwall at the weekend. He has form on heavy & firm but we went here purely to find the safest ground available (Jack Barber took 2 nice maidens). If you watch the video, he won with plenty in hand, you will see how well he traveled and jumped like an absolute pro throughout which will stand him in good stead as he goes through the ranks. He was absolutely cantering going to 3-out and just got a little lonely in front but had ears pricked most of the time which shows there’s still plenty in the tank.
He could run again in a point before the end of the season as he jumps so well and as a nice little bonus he is now qualified for the Stratford Point to Point bumper on 9th June (special conditions allow licensed trainers to be represented in this race) but next season his future lies under rules proper, he should be a competitive fun type of horse and he is reasonably priced to sell. He is 16’1 and a good bodied straightforward type of horse.