Highclere have high hopes for new acquisition Super Kenny

Highclere Racing have extended their portfolio over jumps after acquiring the French Listed performer Super Kenny at the recent Autumn Sale at Saint-Cloud.

National Hunt horse trainer Nicky Henderson

Trainer: Henderson

The three-year old, who was bought for 60,000 euros, is in training with Nicky Henderson.

Effective on soft ground, Super Kenny won at Chantilly in October before finishing a close third in a Listed event.

He is reportedly progressing well at Seven Barrows and is likely to make his debut over obstacles in the New Year.

Harry Herbert, spokesman for Highclere, said: ‘We didn’t think we would be able to afford Super Kenny and were thrilled to pick him up for just 60,000 euros.

'He joins our other jumping recruit Sunwise and such is the interest in our jumping syndicates that Emma Lavelle is currently looking for a third prospect to join the fold.’



Tranquil Sea has been ruled out of a return trip to Cheltenham for the Boylesports.com Gold Cup on December 12 because of too much weight. Edward O’Grady’s Paddy Power Gold Cup winner would have had to carry top weight of 11st 12lb and the trainer said: ‘It’s too much weight and he will run over Christmas.’


Voy Por Ustedes will not run in Sunday’s totesport.com Chase at Warwick because the race has come a week too soon, according to trainer Alan King. He said: ‘Voy Por Ustedes worked this morning and is fine, but we feel that he just needs another week.’


Kiaran McLaughlin, one of the Maktoum family’s trainers in America, has been banned for 30 days after positive dope tests were returned on three of his horses that ran at Keeneland in October.

The New York-based trainer sent out Invasor to win the Dubai World Cup for Sheik Hamdan two years ago.

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