Sire: Voix Du Nord (Fr)
Dam Sire: Victory Note
Kemboy was highlighted as a top National Hunt prospect by Harold Kirk and top French bloodstock agent Pierre Boulard, following his debut on the Flat at Divonne-Les-Baines in France. On his debut in Ireland last season , Kemboy comfortably won his maiden hurdle ridden by Ruby Walsh on the 2nd December at Limerick.
Timeform noted “Kemboy who showed fair form when runner up on his sole start on the flat, justified strong market support to open his account at the first attempt in this sphere, raced along inside mid division, crept closer from halfway, loomed up from 2 out, quickened into clear lead before last, won readily, sure to progress further.”
Following his winning debut Willie Mullins decided that Kemboy would be aimed at the Grade 2 novice hurdle at Leopardstown on 29th January 2017.
Timeform noted “Acquitted himself very well up in grade after 9 weeks off, clearly still learning but showed much improved form behind a more street wise stable companion, ridden when mistake next progress early in straight, went second last, stayed on, he’ll stay 3m and is bound to win more races.”
That day Kemboy was trying the impossible giving 4lbs to winning stable mate Let's Dance, who subsequently went on to win the Grade 1 Mares Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
After just two runs over hurdles, Willie then decided Kemboy’s next run would be in the Neptune at the Cheltenham Festival (pictured above), where he ran an outstanding for such an inexperienced horse to finish 5th, coming home first of the Irish contingent. Timeform noted “Had very little experience compared to most and did well in this higher grade, the sort to come fully into his own next season, waited ridden 3 out, outpaced next.”
Following his outstanding run at the Cheltenham Festival Kemboy then came back to compete in the Grade 1 Tattersall's Ireland Champion Novice hurdle a the Punchestown Festival, where he ran flat and looked as though he'd clearly gone over the top for the season.
Kemboy has proved that he has the potential to right to the top of the tree, and Willie Mullins had no hesitation in deciding that Kemboy will remain over hurdles for the coming season and will be aimed at the top racing festivals. This is a great opportunity to become a part owner of this top prospect. in training at Closutton with Ireland's champion trainer at a great value price.
Share available: 5% share for £5,500
Training fees: £120 per month
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