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'She's a proper mare' - £200,000 point recruit Brandy Love impresses on debut

The four-year-old daughter of Jet Away is a half-sister to three winners

Brandy Love: the £200,000 purchase and point winner ran out an impressive winner of her bumper at Fairyhouse on Saturday
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Big spending owner Mike Grech's runners might have recently become familiar to followers of the Nicky Henderson yard, but he looks to have another exciting prospect in the Willie Mullins-trained Brandy Love.

An eight-length winner of her only point for Colin Bowe earlier this year, the four-year-old - who made £200,000 as the second most expensive lot when selling to Harold Kirk and Mullins at Tattersalls Cheltenham February HIT Sale - strolled to a seven-length victory over Presentingnewyork under Patrick Mullins. 

The winning rider said: "She's very good, that's what she's shown at home and we thought she'd do that. She's a proper mare and those Jet Aways seem to be quite good. He seems to be siring plenty of winners and I think she'll keep his name in lights. 

"I'd imagine she'll stay in bumpers and there's the mares' bumper at Leopardstown. She could also be a spring festival mare. It's great to get a winner for the owner."

By the fast-emerging Jet Away - Arctic Tack Stud's dual stakes-winning son of Cape Cross who has sired a number of eye-catching point winners - Brandy Love is out of the Sadler's Wells mare Bambootcha, a point winner herself and the scorer of three hurdle races. 

Now 19, Bambootcha has produced four winners to date, including the useful Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Topofthecotswolds, a four-time winner under rules, and chase scorer Getaway Kid. She is also a half-sister to the useful Twiston-Davies chaser Lord Maizey. 

Bred by Kieran Ryan and Tim Nolan, Brandy Love was shortened by some bookmakers for the Champion Bumper in March, while she looks likely to take a step up in grade next time out. 

Grech, who formerly owned a number of jumpers in partnership with Stuart Parkin, has been buying again in his own right. Keskonrisk, purchased for £370,000 by Henrietta Knight, scored recently in his black and pink silks for Joseph O'Brien at Fairyhouse, while the Henderson-trained I Am Maximus obliged at Cheltenham in October.


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She's a proper mare and those Jet Aways seem to be quite good. He seems to be siring plenty of winners and I think she'll keep his name in lights

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