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Three good reasons why Paul Webber loves Kayf Tara

Trainer’s last three winners have all been by the reigning champion National Hunt sire 7 January 2013

 

Cantlow recorded back-to-back victories when winning the Taunton Hippychick Novices’ Chase in the hands of champion jockey AP McCoy on 7 January and in so doing brought up a pleasing hat-trick for his trainer Paul Webber, whose last three winners have all been by Kayf Tara.

His mother’s homebred Tafika, who descends from the Webber family’s great chaser Auntie Dot, won the Leicestershire Silver Fox Chase at Leicester on 28 December, while five-year-old mare Koolala won gamely on debut in the bumper at Lingfield on 4 January.

Cantlow’s latest success, which follows his victory in the SIS Live Novices’ Chase at Plumpton last month, was the third of his career, and he has also finished runner-up in the G1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree. His Plumpton win puts him in line for a £60,000 bonus should he win any race at the Cheltenham Festival in March. At last year’s Festival the JP McManus-owned eight-year-old was third in the Listed Pertemps Final.

Since the new year started, Kayf Tara has also enjoyed a brace of winners north of the border, with King Kalium winning a handicap hurdle at Ayr, while Buffalo Ballet won a maiden hurdle at Musselburgh the following day for trainer/breeder Nick Alexander and ridden by his daughter Lucy. Also adding his name to the winners’ sheet for the year was Alfie Sherrin’s full-brother Hawkes Point, who won at Exeter for the Paul Nicholls stable on New Year’s Day.