16th Feb 2021
Thedevilscoachman announced himself as one of the leading Novice Hurdlers with a decisive victory on Sunday at Punchestown. He provided his sire Elusive Pimpernel with a fantastic Birthday Present on Valentine’s day by winning the Listed EBF Novice hurdle.
The Grade 1 Supreme Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham could well be next on the agenda for the 5yo who looks a real force in the Novice hurdler division. Following his impressive victory Noel Meade said “He’s so laidback – he just does whatever you want him to do. When you pick him up he has a great turn of foot, which is what you want in a real racehorse.”
Bred by Robert Long and owned by JP McManus, the son of Elusive Pimpernel is now 4 wins from 5 runs and looks to have a really exciting future.
His black type success takes Elusive Pimpernel to 4 Stakes winners and brings his lifetime figure for black type horses to runners of 10%. This figure sees him top of the charts for black type horses to runners for all currently active stallions.