£100,000 National Hunt purchase Golden Birthday (purchased after running 2nd in a Punchestown bumper) is turning into a very exciting dual-purpose horse – from 17 starts he has now won 8 times, 2nd twice and 3rd four times. He has won his last 5 starts – a class 3 hurdle, a class 2 £35,000 hurdle (achieved an official rating of 147), a 12f flat maiden, a 12f class 4 handicap & a 14f class 3 handicap (achieved an official flat rating of 90). The attheraces commentators were describing him as a potential top-class dual purpose horse, they type which we have not seen for many years. Exciting times !
Congratulations to his owner Gary Stevens and to his trainer Harry Fry.