Four-year-old bay gelding (Jumps)
Trainer: Donald McCain
Shares available for £59
Shares are available in the four-year-old gelding, Idaho Valley. This very good-looking son of Idaho won his only point-to-point start in Ireland in February, displaying an excellent attitude. The race at Tallow looked competitive on paper and it could throw up plenty of winners in time. He and the second-placed Don’t Tell Jack pulled over 20 lengths clear of the third. Idaho Valley is well-related, being a half-brother to the four-time winner, Toss Again. He is from the family of Cab On Target and Glenelly Gale, both Grade 1 winning chasers. His sire, Idaho, was runner-up in the Irish Derby and won the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot as a four-year-old.
Idaho Valley is in training with Donald McCain, who sourced this horse in Ireland with Owners Group in mind. Donald has enjoyed great success for Owners Group over the past few years, particularly with the Grade 1-placed Maximilian. Whilst it's possible that Idaho Valley might run in a bumper this season before having a summer break, it's more likely that he will keep his powder dry until the autumn, when he's due to go novice hurdling. He will hopefully make up into a chaser in time.
"Idaho Valley is a lovely type and has settled in really well at Bankhouse Stables. He could have a run in a bumper this spring, but we may save him for novice hurdles this coming autumn, depending on how he progresses. He was very tough in his point-to-point, and I loved how he battled to deny the well-fancied runner-up." Donald McCain
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