Presenting (1)

by Presenting (GB)

2017 bay gelding by Presenting (GB) ex Passlands (Ire) (King’s Theatre (Ire))

This strong, scopey three year old is a son of the multiple Champion National Hunt sire Presenting, including the outstanding Denman, fellow Gold Cup winner War Of Attrition and Grand National winner Ballabriggs.

His dam is by the top-class sire King’s Theatre and is a full sister to two black-type performers, notably City Slicker, who recorded a Racing Post Rating of 150 at his peak. She is also a half-sister to the Listed-placed mare Hannah’s Princess, so it is an excellent National Hunt page. As well as being a Champion sire in his own right, King’s Theatre has excelled as a damsire, including Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth, 2019 Desert Orchid Chase winner Bun Doran, multiple Graded winner Wholestone and the top-class French Grade 1-winning jumper turned sire Goliath Du Berlais.

Presenting’s progeny remain as popular as ever at the sales and I’m sure that will only increase in the next couple of years, as his final two crops (this three year old is from his penultimate one) pass through the ring. Given his physique and pedigree, he really is a hugely exciting addition to the yard. He has been broken in and is currently in light work, with a view to building up towards a debut in the spring.