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Mr Thriller right gets the better of Starluck Haydock 21.11.09

Mr Thriller (right): exciting young hurdler is a fine advert for his sire, Kap Rock's half-brother Kapgarde

  PICTURE: John Grossick 


Half-brother to Kapgarde retired to stud in France

KAP ROCK, a half-brother to the promising sire Kapgarde, will stand alongside his sibling at Pascal Noue's Haras de la Hetraie in Normandy next season.

A fee of €1,200 has been set for the six-year-old, who will be the only son of the leading jumps sire Video Rock at stud in France.

Kap Rock finished in the frame in eight of 12 starts over hurdles with his finest moment coming when successful in a three-year-old hurdle at Auteuil.

His Garde Royale half-brother, Kapgarde, has made a fine start to his stud career in France. Last season alone saw him represented by the Auteuil Grade 3 winners Futio and Royale Francois while his runners on this side of the Channel include David Pipe's exciting young hurdler Mr Thriller.

As well as Kapgarde, Kap Rock is a half-brother to the popular jumper Geos.




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