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Herecomesthetruth: another Scilly Isle Novice Chase winner for Paul Nicholls and Rathbarry Stud's leading NH sire Presenting

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Herecomesthetruth a newstar for Presenting

Report: Sandown, Saturday

Toteswinger Challengers Novices' Chase (Grade 1) 2m4½f
Herecomesthetruth (Presenting - Beagan Rose (Roselier))

HERECOMESTHETRUTH maintained trainer Paul Nicholls' brilliant record in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase by touching off Massini's Maguire in a thrilling finish to the Grade 1 contest.

The eight-year-old son of Presenting, whose trainer has now won the last four runnings of the race, was pressed into an early lead by Ruby Walsh and caught the eye with some sparkling jumping, unlike some of his rivals.

Richard Johnson's mount neared the winner in the straight only to blunder at the third-last and hinder his chance.

Nicholls said of Herecomesthetruth : "He's quite quirky as you can see and is not a straightforward ride, but has lots of talent.

"I might leave him fresh for Aintree and the Topham. I think he'll be brilliant over those big fences."

He is out of the non-winning Roselier mare Beagan Rose, also the dam of Out In Front, the winner of two hurdle races. She also has a four-year-old filly by Fourstars Allstar, a three-year-old filly by Turtle Island, a two-year-old colt by Flemensfirth and a yearling filly by Flemensfirth.

Herecomesthe truth was bred by Thomas Cassidy and was consigned as a foal and a yearling at Tattersalls Ireland were he was bought for €15,00 and €18,000, bothtimes by a cash buyer.

He was then sent to the Doncaster Spring Sale in 2005 by Vere Phillips where,  in a rare jumping purchase, he was bought by Richard Frisby Bloodstock for 24,000gns.

Owned then by MrsFindlay, he went point-to-pointing in Ireland as a five-year-old finishing a half-length second first-time-out at Carrigtwohill behind Big Fella Thanks (owned then by Paul Barber and a Listed handicap chase winner for Nicholls earlier this month) before winning at Ballyragget.

Presenting is now arguably the leading GB and Irish NH sire. He ended the 2007-08 season with 71 winners, joint leader with Supreme Leader, and £1,535,326 in prize-money earnings, behind only Old Vic.

His best progeny include two Gold Cup winners - Denman and War Of Attrition - and the former Scilly Isle Novice Chase winner Silverburn.

His fee is on application to Rathbarry Stud. His last advertised fee was €9,000 in 2007.






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Flemensfirth £498,937
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Stowaway £397,642
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