Niftyfifty (IRE) 2014

Niftyfifty (IRE) 2014

2014 Bay gelding by Stowaway

Niftyfifty has improved steadily throughout the season in four runs for David Harry Kelly (a 22 horse yard with 4 or 5 winners a season).  He is a big scopey 5yo son of Stowaway from the family of Grade 1 staying hurdler, Lough Derg and only a shell in truth who needs to strengthen up before he can be seen at his best.  His penultimate run where he tried to make-all in a race taking 7mins 43s would have been a stamina test for any horse but it was a great effort nonetheless and a horse behind him sold for £15,000 at Ascot Sales.

Irish Point to Point website said the following:

‘NIFTYFIFTY (IRE) failed to complete the course on his previous two forays and this son of Stowaway led until overtaken after three out. He was still only beaten four lengths and he should provide his connections with plenty of sport in races such as this for the remainder of the season.’

His final run in April at Rathcannon was an entirely different test run in a little over 6mins.  He fared well despite being waited with.  He was still held-up last at 2 -out, his rider giving him no chance from there but he stayed on really well.

‘NIFTYFIFTY (IRE) was never able to land a blow on any of the main protagonists on this occasion having been patiently ridden for much of this contest. Left third at the final fence, the Stowaway-gelding lost this position late in the day. He can continue to be on the premises in events such as this one at the very least.’

This gelding will continue to improve physically and once he’s had a good summer’s grass will improve no end next winter.

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