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Fakenham: hurdles win for Rathmuck graduate

ALL FOR FREE provided a fine advertisement for County Kildare operation Rathmuck Stud with an easy win in the Fakenham National Hunt Novices' Hurdle on Monday.

The Milton Harris-trained five-year-old gelding, already the winner of a bumper, won eased down by nine lengths from the French-bred Take Risks mare Lady Hight.

Milton Harris - Trainer

Milton Harris: trains the winner

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

All For Free is by Rathmuck Stud's resident stallion Atraf, winner of the Cork and Orrery Stakes and a former stallion at Tweenhills in Gloucestershire.

Atraf is best known for his tough sprinting progeny, including 12-time winner Sierra Vista, 13-time winner Ivory Lace and 11-time winner Steel Blue, as well as Bridgewater Boys, who has 20 victories to his name.

Even though Atraf is also from a speedy family - his half-brother Son Pardo won the Richmond Stakes and his grand-dam Geopelia was placed in the King George Stakes and Hilary Needler Trophy - he has been represented by around 15 jumpswinners, including Swinton Hurdle third Saif Sareea.

To seal a good result for Rathmuck Stud, All For Free was bred by the farm's owner Edward Sexton out of the Unfuwain mare Milain.





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