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Brave Inca keeps Good Thyne in public eye

Leopardstown: Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m

BRAVE INCA (Good Thyne - Wigwam Mam)

IT has been well documented how Brace Inca cost just €14,000 at the Goffs Land Rover Sale in 2001 and he once again handed a reminder of the enormity of that bargain when handing Muirhead a two length beating in the Irish Champion Hurdle, an event he won in 2007.

Since Sunday's success took Brave Inca's Grade 1tally to ten, he can safely be regarded as the best performer by the former Glenview Stud inmate Good Thyne. However, he is closely matched by RPR to another son of Good Thyne in Bannow Bay, who ran second to Baracouda in the 2002 Stayers' Hurdle during his relatively short career.

Good Thyne, a half-brother to Caerleon who ran second in the 1980 Irish St Leger, was also responsible for the likes of Christmas Hurdle winner Mighty Mogul, Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup winner Thyne Again, last season's Tommy Whittle Chase winner Chives and Grade 2-winning hurdler Ross Moff during his long career at stud. The son of Herbager died in 2002 at the age of 25.

Bred by Denis MacAuley in Ireland, Brave Inca is the first foal out of the unraced Wigwam Mam, a daughter of Commanche Run from the family of the high-class chasers Merry Gale and Racing Demon.






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