COURT CAVE has enjoyed a fruitful few weeks with his progeny both on the track and between the flags.
His offspring have always enjoyed great success in the Point to Point field and it is no surprise to see a number of these graduates feature amongst his recent winners.
Two of the biggest fans of COURT CAVE progeny are astute point to point handlers Mick Goff and Aidan ‘Scobie’ Fitzgerald. A number of their Court Cave graduates recorded successes in recent weeks. Fitzgerald sent out Queens Cave to win a 4 year old mares maiden in Dromahane in November 2017 and she has since gone onto achieve black type on the track for owner Kenny Alexander and recorded her latest success in a Mares Novice Hurdle in Exeter in November. Another Fitzgerald graduate is Court Master, now the winner of both his chase starts for Michael Scudamore. His most recent victory came on December 18th at Newbury.
Mick Goff has enjoyed great success with progeny of COURT CAVE over the last few years, most notably with the highly talented yet injury plagued Clondaw Court. Goff saddled Clondaw Court to win a 5 year old maiden at Largy in April of 2012 before he was purchased by Willie Mullins who saddled him to 4 victories from only 5 starts. A Racing Post Rating of 152 proved how talented he was, yet we only got to see a glimpse of his ability through what was a very interrupted career.
Since then Goff has put subsequent winners Clondaw Cracker and The Holy One through his hands and his most recent winning Court Cave graduates are Clondaw Caitlin, Ballinsker and Clondaw Secret. Clondaw Caitlin finished runner-up at Bartlemy for Goff in May and she won her bumper at Wetherby in November for Ruth Jefferson and new connections.
Ballinsker and Clondaw Secret were both purchased from Boardsmill and Ballinsker won his 4 year old maiden at Oldcastle in April before being purchased by Evan Williams from Goff. He made an impressive winning debut under rules at Ludlow in October before running a creditable race in 4th place in Listed company at Haydock after that.
Clondaw Secret is a full brother to the above mentioned Clondaw Court and Goff produced him to win his 4 year old at Boulta on December 8th. Offered at Goffs Land Rover Sale by Boardsmill on behalf of breeder Daphne De Stacpoole Lynch, Clondaw Secret was purchased by Goff on behalf of Francis Fenlon for €28,000. Underbidder on the day was Aidan Fitzgerald!