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Schiaparelli foals continue to impress NH breeders

TBA Foal Show on the cards for one young colt
20 March 2015

Schiaparelli has already had a finalist at the TBA National Hunt Foal Show and even at this early stage of the foaling season he has another representative pencilled in to line up at this year’s show.

Born on February 2, this strong bay colt (pictured below) is out of the Desert Story mare Desiree and has a three-year-old full-brother named Delatite in training in Newmarket with John Berry. Both horses were bred by the trainer’s wife, Emma.

“It’s lovely to have a really nice, proper National Hunt store in the stable,” said John Berry. “It’s easy to dream when you’ve got a young horse as impressive as this one and he’s a terrific advertisement for his sire, which is why Emma was keen to send the mare back to him. Desiree has recently foaled his full-brother and I know Nicky Howarth at Hilborough Stud, where the mare boards, is delighted with him.”

At the 2014 TBA National Hunt Foal Show, Steven Wallace’s Schiaparelli filly out of Lac Marmot was runner-up in the younger fillies’ class. The filly will certainly be one to watch when she makes it to the racecourse as she is a half-sister to multiple-winning black-type hurdler My Petra and the Grade 2-placed eight-time winner Midnight Appeal.