Aiteen Thirtythree: Friday's 50-length Newbury novice chase winner is a brother to Sonofvic, the brave winner of Ascot's opener on SaturdayPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Ascot: Sonofvic hands dam quick double
A BRAVE performance by the Paul Nicholls-trained Sonofvic to take the opening novices' hurdle at Ascot on Saturday from Tornado Bob (Bob Back) handed his dam, Prudent View, a major 24 hour double.
AtNewbury on Friday, the daughter of Supreme Leader was represented by 50-length novice chase winner Aiteen Thirtythree, who, like Sonofvic, was bred in Ireland by Rosemary Ross.
The pair are by the 1989 French and Irish Derby winner Old Vic, who has left a major mark as a jumps sire through the likes of Don't Push It, Kicking King and Our Vic. The son of Sadler's Wells was retired from stud duty by Sunnyhill Stud in 2009.
Prudent View is also the dam of another smart Paul Nicholls inmate in Listed hurdle winner Forest Pennant. He is by Accordion, another leading jumps stallion by Sadler's Wells.
Betfair Ascot Chase (Grade 1), 2m5 1/2f, 5yo+
RIVERSIDE THEATRE (7 g King's Theatre - Disallowed by Distinctly North)
Breeder: Goldford Stud in Britain
Riverside Theatre: victory at Ascot strengthened King's Theatre's position at the head of sires' listPICTURE: Getty
THE victory of Riverside Theatre saw King's Theatre strengthen his hold over this season's jumps sires' list. Ballylinch Stud's son of Sadler's Wells is the only stallion this season to break the seven-figure barrier and the £84,495 won on Saturday by Riverside Theatre places him approximately £240,000 ahead of his nearest pursuer Presenting.
The second major winner at Ascot on Saturday sourced by Highflyer Bloodstock, Riverside Theatre is brother to hurdles winner Mayor Of Kilcock.
His dam, Disallowed, is by the 1990 Flying Childers Stakes winner Distinctly North yet proved best when tackling 2m over hurdles, notably when taking a Listed hurdle at Chepstow.
Sodexo Prestige Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (Grade 2), 3m, 5yo+
MASTER OF THE HALL (7 g Saddlers' Hall - Frankly Native by Be My Native)
Breeder: Sweetmans Bloodstock in Ireland.
Master Of The Hall, who topped the 2009 Brightwells Cheltenham January Sale when selling to Highflyer Bloodstock and Nicky Henderson for £80,000, took another step up the ladder with a facile success over Billie Magern (Alderbrook) in this prestigious novice chase.
Master Of The Hall topped the Cheltenham January Sale almost by default, selling in the year that four horses were led out unsold at £98,000 or above. Among them were the high-class hurdler Luska Lad, who failed to sell at £265,000, and David Pipe's smart jumper Mr Thriller, who failed to sell at £120,000.
Bred on the same Saddlers' Hall - Be My Native cross as the Grade 3-placed jumpers My Valley and Saddler's Native, Master Of The Hall is a brother to minor jumps winners Hi Density and Featherbed Lane. His unraced dam is a half-sister to the high-class and popular 2m chaser Sound Man.