Catterick: wide margin win for Hi Cloy relation
THE departure of Chamirey three out in the 3m 1 1/2f novice chase gifted You Know Yourself an unassailable lead, allowing the Sue Smith-trained gelding to saunter home by 66 lengths.
You Know Yourself is one of 23 winners in Britain and Ireland this season for DunravenStud's Dr Massini, who has steadily risen to prominence as a solid source of classy jumpers. Massini's Maguire, Oilily and Psycho are among those to represent the son of Sadler's Wells at a high level this season, complementing a list that already included Clopf and the ill-fated Tell Massini.
You Know Yourself passed through the ring three times from 2006 to 2008, latterly failing to sell for just £5,500 at the DBS December Sale. Bred by Patrick O'Connell in Ireland, he is the only winner from nine foals out of the unraced Orchestra mare Gift Of The Gab.
However, the gelding owns some notable connections deeper in his family asa great-grandson of Wrong Decision, dam of the 1982 Champion Hurdle winner For Auction and granddam of Melling Chase hero Hi Cloy.