Smart Four-Year-Old Double For Walk In The Park
The Enabler (4g Walk In The Park - Nanny Stone, by Flemensfirth) became the first of two smart four-year-old winners by Walk In The Park on Saturday when justifying favouritism in the bumper at Punchestown.
The Minch and Pate Bloodstock-bred bay finished second on his sole start for Mary Doyle, who subsequently sold him to Gordon Elliott for €200,000. He returned to fill the same position in a bumper last month and was ridden prominently by Harry Swan once again on Saturday. Ridden clear approaching the final furlong, he kept on well to score by six and a half lengths.
Speaking after the race, Elliott said, “He’s a massive horse and one that is going to improve a lot in time. He won’t race too much more this year.”
Owned by Gigginstown House Stud, The Enable provides an important update for his half-brother by Vadamos, which is catalogued in the upcoming Goffs December NH Sale.
Meanwhile, over at Ascot, the Paul Nicholls-trained newcomer Regent’s Stroll (4g Walk In The Park - Pretty Puttens, by Snurge) shaped with great promise in the two mile bumper.
The £175,000 store sale buy was sent off favourite under Harry Cobden and chased the leader for much of the way, before asserting from over two furlongs out. Ridden a furlong later, he kept on well to win by two and a half lengths.
Owned by Chris Giles and bred by Mrs Rita Kent, Regent’s Stroll is a full-brother to three-time winner Are U Wise To That (Walk In The Park).