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Tell Massini jumps the last and wins the 2 miles and 5 furlongs novices hurdle at Cheltenham - 15.11.2009

Tell Massini jumps the last in the Hyde Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. His sire, Dr Massini, will stand at Dunraven Stud in Wales next season

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Dr Massini to
stand in Wales

DR MASSINI, the sire of last week's Hyde Novices' Hurdle winner Tell Massini, will stand alongside Needle Gun at David Brace's Dunraven Stud in South Wales next year.

The 16-year-old Listed-winning son of Sadler's Wells, who has spent his entire stud career to date in Ireland at the Beeches Stud, is likely to stand for a fee of£1,500.

"We're absolutely delighted to have him," said Brace. "We're close to the motorways so we're very accessible to breeders. We also offer a wide range of facilities."

Tell Massini's victory at Cheltenham last week maintained the strong start to the current jumps season for Dr Massini, who is currently the leading British-based jumps sire by prize-money.

As well as Tell Massini, the past month has also seen thestallion responsible for Ballybrit Novice Chase winner Fosters Cross and progressive chaser Master Medic to complement a list that also includes Grade 1-winning hurdlers Massini's Maguire, who was successful in the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle atthe Cheltenham Festival, and Clopf.

Dr Massini is also the broodmare sire of Group 3 winner Hebridean.

 

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