HORSES

OUR equine

Del Duque

The five-year-old Olly Murphy-trained Fame And Glory gelding Del Duque looks a first rate prospect for the coming NH season.  

He made his only start to date in a two-mile novice hurdle at Huntingdon in February and showed plenty of promise in finishing fourth. The effort can be upgraded significantly as he demonstrated signs of inexperience and raced keenly early on, made a couple of novicey errors, and his chance was further compromised by losing a shoe on the way round.

Improvement will be forthcoming next time out – and he won’t have to improve much to be winning very soon.

Del Duque is a half-brother to the chase and hurdle winner Red Rouble out of a mare whose siblings included the Grade-2 Winter Novices’ Hurdle winner Rouble, the Grade-2 Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle victor Kopeck and the Grade-1 placed chaser Society Brief. This superb family traces back to the top-class chaser Nick The Brief, twice a winner of what is now the Grade-1 Irish Gold Cup.

Adding to the expectation surrounding Del Duque is the identity of his sire. Fame And Glory created an enormous impression in a short space of time at stud, with his sad loss at the age of 11 only increasing the clamour for his progeny.

Although his eldest crop is only six years of age he has already been represented on track by the Grade-1 winning novice hurdler Commander of Fleet, the Grade-1 placed Embittered, the Grade-2 placed Kiltealy Briggs and the Listed-placed Glory And Fortune. There are countless other lightly-raced hurdles winners currently in circulation by the stallion, and we will probably only truly understand the significance of his loss to the industry when his runners go chasing in greater numbers.

All of these details point to a very exciting future for Del Duque. He has already shown a glimpse of his talents on the racecourse and is sure to break his maiden tag over hurdles in the new season. Furthermore, his classy pedigree strongly suggests that he can develop into a serious chaser further down the line.

Partnership

Deva Racing Del Duque

Trainer

Olly Murphy

Race Record

Runs

Wins

Win and Places

Official Rating

VIEW OTHER PARTNERSHIPS

Vexed

Oliver Greenall

Read More

Five Bar Brian

Oliver Greenall

Read More

Pilgrim Soul

Sam Allwood

Read More

Bravo Buddy

Ian Williams

Read More

Del Duque

Olly Murphy

Read More

Grange Road

Gordon Elliott

Read More

Flames Of Passion

Jonjo O'Neill

Read More

Captain Tom Cat

Dr Richard Newland

Read More

Capo Bay

Tom Dascombe

Read More

Fiesole

Oliver Murphy

Read More
Marine One

Marine One

Dr. Richard Newland

Read More

Maxenchop

Dr. Richard Newland

Read More

Youracert

Donald McCain

Read More

Winding Roe

Donald McCain

Read More

Epaulement

Tom Dascombe

Read More

GRACEFUL MOMENT

Tom Dascombe

Read More
Knockrobin

KNOCKROBIN

Donald McCain

Read More