Son Of Sans Frontieres Makes Impressive US Debut
Clondaw Camp (4gSans Frontieres - Oscar Bird, by Oscar) impressed when making a winning debut in the Virginia Equine Alliance Maiden Hurdle at the Virginia Gold Cup meeting.
Boasting a prize fund of $40,000, the two mile and one furlong contest attracted eight runners and saw Clondaw Camp score by seven and a half lengths. Winning jockey Tom Garner was full of praise for his Jonathan Sheppard-trained mount, commenting after the race, “I was just a passenger. He jumped very well for his first time over hurdles. He's definitely one for the future.”
Sheppard’s assistant trainer Keri Brion was responsible for sourcing the winner privately, explaining after the race, “I found him when I was in Ireland. I talked to Jonathan about him, and he said that I had to call Mr. Moorhead (owner of Buttonwood Farm).”
Clondaw Camp was bred by Bryan Mangan out of an unraced half-sister to Noras Fancy, a Grade 2 winner over fences and a Listed winner over hurdles.