Isle of Aron

2016 bay gelding by Kayf Tara ex Maggie Aron (GB) (Generous (Ire))

A strapping, good-moving individual, this four year old has already shown a great deal of promise in finishing second on his bumper debut at Musselburgh in February 2020.

He is a son of the outstanding Kayf Tara, sire of Thistlecrack and a Champion National Hunt sire in the UK.  His dam, Maggie Aron, was a dual bumper winner for me back in 2010 and she was a useful individual in that sphere, beating the subsequent 144-rated Grandads Horse when winning under a penalty.

She is a daughter of Generous, who is an excellent National Hunt broodmare sire, including Graded performers Devils Bride (165), Modus (159) and Rigour Back Bob (159) and is herself a half-sister to the smart chaser Mick The Jiver. One step back in the pedigree, there are three winners, whilst the grandam is a half-sister to the dam of outstanding staying hurdler Iris’s Gift.

This is the first horse to be bred on the Kayf Tara – Generous cross, but it is a particularly exciting prospect, given the success that sons of Sadler’s Wells have with Generous mares. These include Ask’s top National Hunt performer (Ask Nile), a 136 performer (from two runners) for Black Sam Bellamy and three 100+ performers on the flat from 7 runners for Beat Hollow (an incredible record).

With such an established jumping pedigree and form already in the book, this scopey individual looks a lovely prospect for the future.

PRICE: £4,000 + £200 a month training for 10% share