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Paul Gibson takes a look at some future stars lurking in Mark Bradstock Stable

04-September-2018 11:37
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Note from Pete

This is not a stable visit, Paul has been a long admirer of this stable and keeps a close eye on what he perceives are future winners, here is a few of his thoughts for the coming season

Mark Bradstock Stable Preview

This a National Hunt trainer who I have a lot of respect for, not a big stable but what he and his team have, is quality, they know the time of day. Every horse he trains always improves somewhat through his expertise and dedication of himself and his team. Therefore thought I’d preview the up and coming improvers from what I thinkis a  quality National Hunt yard.

Stoop Lead

This son of Jeremy, only 4 year old is showing signs of been quite talented but will need time to mature, Mark quoted as saying "this lovable rogue has started in full training and will be very competitive in a bumper". So we’ll look out for this one when it runs, could be decent.


This one I like, the son of Multiplex is a big athletic grey 4 year old gelding and will jump a fence one day. Mark has been quoted to say he’s a bit immature but has a high cruising speed and will be a force over obstacles. We’ll look out for this one as he starts his Novice Hurdle campaign.


Another son of Jeremy, who is only a 6 year old and had a decent hurdle campaign last season apart from his last two runs in April where he disappointed, but this was due to him suffering with ulcers which the stable is now on top of. If you go by his last win at Fontwell in February over 17f on heavy, he beat Gary Moore’s Distingo, (rated 135), easily by three and half lengths. Only rated 128 it’s easy to see he’s well handicapped but Mark is keen to take him down the Novice Chase route and quotes "If he jumps a fence as he jumped a hurdle he’ll take some catching, if not still he’s still on a workable mark over hurdles". Very versatile over ground and trip. I think there’s a few wins in this chap where ever he goes. One for the Tracker.

Step back

This lad we all know about as previewed in my Improving Chasers review, the latest news from the stable is that he is been aimed and the Grand National and Mark is keen to get him used to different types of fences so is currently been aimed at the Beachers Chase at the beginning of the season. That I can’t wait to see.


A four year old son of Scorpion. I get the impression Mark really likes this one and describes him as a Super elegant big moving type where everything comes easy to him and who knows how good he is. He still needs to mature but I think we’ll see him in a bumper then he’ll probably go novice hurdling, which is where he will be very interesting.


Another four year old and this son of Bonbon Rose wasn’t mature enough to run last season. Mark states he’s working well and is a good jumper and joins what he thinks is the best group of young horses he’s had for a long time. Another to look out for in the Autumn.

Down to the Sea

Mark describes this son of No Risk At All, as small but powerful, but suffered from sore shins when he was ready to run in a bumper so was put away, and allowed time to heal and mature.

Back in training he’ll run in a bumper before going hurdling his trainer remarked, "He is a good jumper and should have No trouble getting his head in front. I’ll look forward to see this lad over sticks.


Mark describes this son of Sulamani, who they bought off Vere Phillips, "as very tough, he is very sharp and shows a good turn of foot. He’ll be ready run early Autumn and should win a bumper".


This a nice selection to look forward to at the start of the new National Hunt season from a stable who don’t rush their horses, take time to learn what they are all about,and get improvement out of them,whilst look after their well being.

If bumperstojumpers go into ownership/syndication ( and we certainly hope too) I would have no hesitation sending our horses to Mark Bradstock and his Team.



Hope you enjoyed the review, Thanks for reading 



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