In Limbo (Ire) – SOLD

In Limbo (Ire) – SOLD

Doyen Gelding

In Limbo is a 5yo gelding by Doyen standing at 16’3.  After graduating through the Derby Sale to the yard of Rob James (third season trainer with 11 winners to his name), he ran in two Irish points, placing in both.

On his first start he was a massive eyecatcher and in truth made up far too much ground in a short distance to be third to two decent horses. On his second start he was given the task of making the running where he led/disputed for 2 miles and set up the fastest time of the day by some way.  The winner got sold for £200k and the fourth behind him has won easily since.

Irish Point website said of his two runs:
‘IN LIMBO found himself just a couple of lengths off the main group jumping the fourth-last fence and so was always playing catch-up to an extent in comparison with the two horses that finished in front of him who both enjoyed a smoother passage. To his credit he made significant progress on the run to the home straight before being trapped very wide off the home bend, and all told, that effort may have left him unable to raise his challenge any further. He was an eye-catcher here.’

‘IN LIMBO brought the best overall form to the table considering that the son of Doyen, a E42,000 graduate of the 2021 Derby sale that’s out of a half-sister to Grade placed hurdler Hansupfordetroit from the same family as Accordion Etoile and French Accordion, was beaten a shade under five lengths into third spot by Law Of Supply on his only previous start at Tattersalls in late October. Ridden from mid-division on that occasion, the big-bodied chestnut disputed the running virtually throughout here except that he couldn’t cope with the eventual winner from before the last and he then forfeited second spot in the closing stages. An embryonic chasing type, he is yet another likely winner that should emerge from this race whilst he should also make his mark over middle to longer distances on the track as a five-year-old.

He’s a lovely big athletic horse, who is tipping away in my yard and being prepped for a run in an English point to point.  Incidentally, his year older full-brother won two Irish points in November and January for Denis Murphy before selling at Cheltenham.