Getaway Mare Produces Perfect Performance On Chase Debut
Barbados Blue (7m Getaway - Buck’s Blue, by Epervier Bleu) produced a fine round of jumping to land the Fakenham Mares’ Novices’ Chase on Wednesday.
With a bumper win and impressive hurdle success to her name, Nicky Henderson’s charge was sent off second favourite on her chase debut. She raced prominently throughout the two mile and five furlong contest and was shaken up at the second last, going on to score by five and a half lengths under Nico de Boinville.
Barbados Blue races in the colours of Crimbourne Bloodstock, who previously enjoyed Grade 1 success with Verdana Blue (Getaway) in the Christmas Hurdle. Their latest winner was bred by Philip Hore Junior.