I think he will prove too strong for again for Paul Nicholls' charge, despite Mr Strong Gale
enjoying a pull in the weights.
However, his family has enjoyed some success in Brightwells' sales ring in Cheltenham's Centaur venue, because a three-quarter sister to the outstanding chaser, out of his Strong Gale
half-sister Southcoast Gale, was knocked down to Richard Kelvin Hughes last April for pounds 140,000.
The Dun Laoghaire Inshore Lifeboat, which was already at sea, braved strong gale
force winds and heavy rain to bring the canoeists to safety.
The Strong Gale
gelding hasn't been seen in public since November when he was well gambled at Aintree, only to lose Paul Carberry at the 11th fence.
For Cashman, Presenting is now carrying on where Rathbarry's first major stallion, Strong Gale
, left off.
The jumps foals, due to sell during the second session, are expected to bring some of the fancier prices, and they include a Beat All half-brother to Ascot Chase winner Hand In Hand, a Hernando filly out of a half-sister to the outstanding hurdler Lady Rebecca - and a Presenting colt out of Strong Gale
mare Function Dream, a multiple Grade 2-winning chaser.
A daughter of Strong Gale
, and a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning hurdler Silverburn as well as the outstanding Denman, Potter's Gale won seven of her 16 starts.
They will reach strong gale
force on the coasts from Loop Head to Rossan Point to Fair Head.
At four, he added the Group 2 Prix Dollar, beating future champion jumps sire Strong Gale
and the outstanding mare Three Troikas.
Ad Hoc looks so well handicapped that we are unlikely to get such a chance again, but horses by his sire, Strong Gale
, prefer decent ground," explained Nicholls.
Rathbarry also has a strong reputation as home to top-class National Hunt sires, with the roll call of former inmates including champion sire Strong Gale
- bought as a seven-year-old by Cashman in Germany - and Phardante.
At half-time in the semi-final, we knew we were going out to face a strong gale