Fahey's King Has A Lot Going For Him

Wed 12th Dec 2012, 07:37

A fine shot of King Rolfe and Jamie Codd in command at Tattersalls Farm
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He was bought for 2,000 Euros as a yearling, won two races at Dundalk and then Obviously sold for 130,000 guineas to continue his career in the States. He's subsequently done his former trainer, Peter Fahey proud, with his exploits at the top-level in America. Now Fahey could have a potential top-notcher in the National Hunt sphere on his hands, in the shape of King Rolfe.

As a half-brother to the super-star unbeaten mare, Feathard Lady, with plenty of other winners in the pedigree, King Rolfe has plenty going for him on paper.

A son of King's Theatre, King Rolfe is still only a four-year-old and he made a very-pleasing first public appearance at the Louth Foxhounds point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm last Sunday.

Jamie Codd did the steering on King Rolfe and in a field of thirteen he emerged as the clear victor, slamming Timesremembered by five lengths.

King Rolfe, an attractive sort, is a name to remember. He reportedly showed plenty at home prior to this assignment and we could see him next in a bumper. (EM)

More talent waiting in the wings for McKiernan

His stable-mate, Happy New Year was bringing up the hat-trick at Punchestown last Sunday. For the remarkable Oliver McKiernan outfit, another budding track winner was emerging on the same afternoon, On The Shannon taking a divide of the 4yo maiden at the Louth Foxhounds point-to-point at Tattersalls Farm.