Impressive Maiden Winner From First Crop Of Imperial Monarch
Hereditary Rule (4g Imperial Monarch - Miss Ogan, by Supreme Leader) continued an excellent start by the first crop of Imperial Monarch when winning his maiden by an impressive 12 lengths at Grafton At Edgecote point-to-point on Sunday.
Trained by Francesca Nimmo, the bay made a promising debut in April, when finishing second to a far more experienced rival at Kimblewick. Ridden by Tommie O’Brien on both his starts, he had experienced rivals behind him on Sunday, with the runner-up having placed on his last three starts.
Owned by Nimmo with Charlie Poste, Hereditary Rule was bred by Judith McMahon from the family of top-class chaser Marlborough.
Hereditary Rule becomes the third first crop winner by her sire, following successful newcomers Raise Your Hand (Imperial Monarch) and Cill Anna (Imperial Monarch), with the latter subsequently selling for £115,000 at last month’s Goffs UK Aintree Sale.
Beeches Stud resident Imperial Monarch is certainly bred to be a top national hunt sire, with the son of Galileo being bred out of a winning half-sister to Oscar (Sadler’s Wells). One of six Stakes performers out of the mare, his career high coming when winning the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris on soft ground. He also won the Group 3 Classic Trial at Sandown earlier in his three-year-old campaign.