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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Cab On Target in front rank of Saltburn stars

Cab on Target (Peter Niven) in action over fences
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Cab On Target
Rose rapidly through the ranks and won 13 of his first 16 races, among them the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury and the Spa Hurdle at Cheltenham, then five of his six novice chases, including the Grade 2 Mildmay at Aintree and Grade 1 Future Champions at Ayr. Struggled to win at the very highest level over fences the following season but enjoyed another seven years of success in high-class hurdles, the odd handicap chase, hunter chases (second in Cheltenham's Foxhunter) and finally point-to-points.

Function Dream
Function Dream was an established handicapper with a rating of 123 when she joined Reveley as an eight-year-old. She made a successful debut for the stable at Uttoxeter and in an extraordinary five-month spell with conditional Tony Ross rose 38lb and won five of her first six races, including the Victor Chandler Chase and Game Spirit, beating Flagship Uberalles by 17 lengths at Newbury. In later life she produced Captain Chris.

Function Dream (Tony Ross) beats Cenkos in the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot
Top-class mare who was beaten only three times in 16 races, including in Istabraq's first Champion Hurdle, before her career was cut short by injury at Punchestown. Highlights included Grade 2 wins in the Long Distance Hurdle at Ascot and West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby.
Marello (Peter Niven) is clear at the last in the Tote West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby

Morgans Harbour
Relatively undistinguished and rated only 111 over fences when reverting to hurdles aged eight and winning six out of seven in a novice season that culminated with a short-head win in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.

Homebred Mellottie had won three bumpers and a novice hurdle when Reveley decided to try him on the Flat. He added another 16 wins in that sphere, including the 1991 Cambridgeshire, 1993 Doncaster Mile and two Listed races at Newmarket, rising from a mark of 60 to a peak of 110 before signing off with a handicap success at Pontefract aged 11. He was the stable's first runner abroad when seventh in the Hong Kong International Cup after a difficult flight.

Seven Towers
Started off in a bumper, like so many of Reveley's, and won far more than his share as he steadily made his way up through the ranks. Enjoyed a strike-rate of 13 wins from 32 races, his career highlight coming in the 1997 Midlands Grand National, in which he beat Lord Gyllene comprehensively just three weeks before the runner-up won the Grand National.




He won 16 races on the Flat, including the 1991 Cambridgeshire, the 1993 Doncaster Mile and two Listed races at Newmarket
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