Flying Flemensfirth fires in eight winners over weekend
Tornado Flyer lands Fairyhouse bumper to complete Sunday treble
Hot on the heels of supplying five winners across Britain and Ireland on Saturday, Flemensfirth notched a treble on Sunday to make it a remarkable eight-timer over the weekend.
Fittingly, Bobby McCarthy, who stands the 26-year-old son of Alleged at the Beeches Stud in County Waterford, bred three of the eight winners with Coole Hall recording a near four-length success in the opening novices' hurdle at Kelso on Sunday.
Coole Hall was bred by McCarthy out of the Saddlers' Hall mare Coole Assembly, and he dead-heated in a Tallow geldings' maiden before realising £42,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham sales.
The six-year-old gelding has since gone on to win three times under rules for his present trainer Rose Dobbin, winning for the second time at Kelso on Sunday.
Watch replays of Flemensfirth's treble on Sunday:
Dromore Lad, bred by John Edwards out of the Karinga Bay mare Mini Karinga, led home a one-two for the sire in the 3m handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse later in the afternoon beating Fitzhenry, a relative of dual Grade 1 hurdle winner Jazz Messenger, by a head.
Dromore Lad was recording his fourth win over hurdles and his third at Fairyhouse.
Tornado Flyer brought up the treble on the day for Flemensfirth by seeing off the strong challenge of Getaway John in the closing bumper at Fairyhouse, a race won in the past by the likes of Paloma Blue and Sutton Place.
Trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by son Patrick, Tornado Flyer passed his first racecourse test with flying colours.
The five-year-old gelding was bred by Sweetmans Bloodstock out of an Exceed And Excel half-sister to legendary hurdler Hurricane Fly.
Flemensfirth's fabulous five-timer on Saturday included a Grade 3 novice chase winner in Invitation Only, a Listed chase scorer in Waiting Patiently and another Mullins-trained bumper scorer in Relegate.
The sire's remarkable feat over the weekend was further enhanced by the fact all eight winners are out of different mares, and each of them by a different broodmare sire.
Flemensfirth is all set to cover his 21st consecutive book of mares at Beeches Stud this year at a fee of €15,000, justifiably making him the most expensive jumps sire in Europe alongside Martaline at Haras de Montaigu.