9th Jan 2021
Glory And Honour, five year old son of Elusive Pimpernel was the decisive winner of the Division I Bumper at Lingfield yesterday for Trainer Tom Lacey and Owners Jerry Hinds and Ashley Head.
Bred by Michael D Hickey, he is the first foal out of the Sakhee mare On Khee.
Following on from his maiden hurdle win at Huntingdon in November he put the race to bed when sent on by Richard Johnson down the home straight, crossing the line eight and a half lengths clear of runner-up My Boy James.
Post race Trainer Tom Lacey commented ‘Jerry Hinds, who owns half of him with Ashley Head, is very ambitious and he would love to find a handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in March if we can.’
‘He is clearly a stout stayer given the way he has run out there. Maybe we could look at the County Hurdle or the Martin Pipe. He has got a great temperament to handle either race.’
Racing Post analysis: ‘GLORY AND HONOUR took a wide route throughout, but it didn’t matter and he landed the odds very decisively. The best hurdler in this field, he’s also been first past the post in a 2m4f English point-to-point. This time was decent and he has more to offer.’
We look forward to hopefully seeing Glory And Honour in Cheltenham in March.
Elusive Pimpernel stands at €2,500 (in advance of covering) for the 2021 season. For inquiries contact the stud office on 045-521251.