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Across The Channel had looked booked for the placings on his debut at Lisronagh last month only to come down at the final fence. The son of Dunkerque re-appeared at Mainstown four weeks later at quite a sharp course. Unsurprisingly, the field were very tightly bunched round the home bend, with nine runners covered by a handful of lengths. As a result, speed was a real premium on over the downhill fences, and Across The Channel was quickly one of two horses that began to break clear. Despite his chief rival being Junior Rattler, a second-season maiden who had more experience, Across The Channel was able to out-battle him and was in command by the line and confidence can be taken from this given the depth of the race, with the runner-up having finished second at Tinahely and the third having finished placed behind £255,000 seller Fiston Des Issards at Loughanmore.

  • Consignor: Milestone Stables, Ireland (C. Bowe)
Sales for Half Brothers/Sisters
November National Hunt Sale 2019 lot 524 C. by Walk In The Park (IRE) 2019, Peter Nolan Bloodstock=>J C Bloodstock €43,000
Derby Sale 2019 lot 117 F. by Walk In The Park (IRE) 2016, Peter Nolan Bloodstock=>Bobby O'Ryan/Gordon Elliott €80,000
November National Hunt Sale 2018 lot 637 F. by Kayf Tara (GB) 2018, Peter Nolan Bloodstock=>Brown Island Stables €30,000
November National Hunt Sale 2017 lot 182 F. by Walk In The Park (IRE) 2016, Peter Nolan Bloodstock=>Marina Bloodstock €32,000
Derby Sale 2013 lot 210 G. by Saint des Saints (FR) 2010, Trickledown Stud=>Bobby O'Ryan €65,000