Joyous festival victory
A winner at the Galway Festival is a cause for major celebration when just being there is cause enough and 4 year old HAMPSHIRE fulfilled ambitions held for him at the time of purchase.
Winning for the second time for Allan Bloodlines client Mr W Coleman and partners and for trainer Pat Fahy, HAMPSHIRE ran first or second throughout and was sent on by Pat Smullen to win well. Coincidentally, HAMPSHIRE was partnered in front for quite a way by ZHUKOV, also twice a winner and bred by another Allan Bloodlines client from a mare purchased at Tattersalls and sent under a Brain International recommended mating to ALLIED FORCES. It worked! But on this occasion ZHUKOV finished 4th.
Purchased by Allan Bloodlines (see earlier report) for Mr Coleman at about the same time as subsequent double hurdling winner ASSIR, HAMPSHIRE is a royally bred GREEN DESERT son. Allan bought two more nicely bred fillies by DIESIS and AL JABR to race for the same connections at the recent July Sale as well as a likely bumper horse, now at grass.