National Stud sire COCKNEY REBEL (Val Royal) will now be available to cover National Hunt mares for the 2013 season.
Some of COCKNEY REBEL'S older horses have made a striking impression on the National Hunt scene with three 2nd places and two wins from four outings for his runners under this code - a strike rate of 67%! COCKNEY SPARROW (pictured above) out of the mare COMPOSE (Anabaa) has run three times in National Hunt races; she has been placed 2nd twice and toped her 2012 season off with a 27 length victory over Madeira Girl at Doncaster in the Help For Heros Christmas Single Fillies' Juvenile Maiden Hurdle on 29th December. She has since gone on to obtain an official rating of 129.
SEEDLING out of the Unfwain mare UNSEEDED was a winner on debut in a National Hunt flat race at Lingfield on 27th November 2012. The Racing Post were obviously impressed with this initial outing commenting:
"SEEDLING made it a good day for the family following the success of his half-brother Seedsman earlier on the card. By 2,000 Guineas winner Cockney Rebel, he traveled smoothly and always looked to be doing enough. He shouldn't´t have any trouble with further and, whether or not he defies a penalty, ought to make a hurdler." www.racingpost.com