Fourteen-year-old Kruzhlinin rolled back the years with an impressive victory in the Navan Members Veterans Handicap Chase at Navan on Saturday.
The former champion point-to-point horse was close up in front for most and took up the running travelling well three fences from home in the hands of Jordan Gainford. The pair stayed on strongly from the last for a comfortable eight and a half length victory over Wishmoor.
The son of Sholokhov has now won nine races under rules and has won an impressive 13 times between the flags.
Fantastic to see the 14-years-young KRUZHLININ (Sholokhov) land the Veterans Handicap Chase @NavanRacecourse under @GainfordJordan in the colours of @camsharples for @gelliott_racing 🏆 pic.twitter.com/kfC3fDzK6r— Rathbarry & Glenview (@RathbarryStud) March 6, 2021
Sholokhov is on the roster at Glenview Stud, he has sired many top class individuals over the years including former Gold Cup winner Don Cossock.
His point-to-point progeny have also done remarkably well with the talented Shishkin now one of the market principles for the this years Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
The seven-year-old started his career between the flags when winning his maiden at Lingstown for handler Virginia Considine. He was subsequently purchased for £170,000 at the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale by Highflyer Bloodstock.
Recent Grade 1 winner Bob Olinger is another son of Sholokhov that heads to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the six-year-old is now targeting the Ballymore Novices Hurdle.
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