Denman: a shining example of Presenting's ability as a jumps stallionPICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER
Presenting colt shoots to prominence
The much anticipated appearance of a Presenting colt from perhaps the best jumping family around lived up to expectations as he was snapped up by Gortskeagh Bloodstock for €80,000.
The colt is a brother to a filly who made a stunning €210,000 as a foal here in November 2007 and is out of Sidalcea who won a Punchestown bumper on her debut in 2003.
Sidalcea is a half-sister to the great triple Gold Cup hero Best Mate as well as his Grade 1-winning sibling Cornish Rebel and the ill-fated dual Grade 3 winner Inexorable.
Aiden Murphy did his utmost to secure the colt, who was offered by Michael Hickey's Sunnyhill Stud on behalf of breeders Philip and Jane Myerscough, but he could no more when his final bid was quickly countered.