David Pipe has indicated his exciting prospect Sail By The Sea could travel to the Punchestown Festival.
The Roger Brookhouse-owned six-year-old, a former point-to-point winner in Ireland, was tremendously impressive in winning a maiden hurdle by 25 lengths at Newton Abbot at the beginning of this month, building on what was a solid Wincanton debut second in February, where he was a bit keen.
Bought for �85,000 in November 2012 after his win at Glenbane the previous month, he looks set for a return to his native land.
Pipe, who could have more than one runner at Punchestown, wrote on his website blog: “(Sail By The Sea) was particularly impressive in landing the maiden hurdle and while his task was made easier by the disappointing performance of the favourite, he could do no more than beat the remainder of his rivals convincingly.
“A winner over three miles between the flags, it is encouraging that he has the speed for two miles one around a sharp track like this. There are plenty of opportunities open to him and he is a nice prospect for the future.
“He is another that could head across to the Emerald Isle at the end of the month.”Read the rest of the story British Horseracing Authority News Headlines