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Unnamed : 2016 bay gelding
Owner : D. W. Whillans
Marcus close up


                                                                      Iberian Dancer
  2016 bay gelding    
                                                                      High Rise
                                        Ball Park
                                                                      Catch Ball

The family

This gelding is the 3rd foal out of the unraced High-Rise mare Ball Park. Her sole progeny to appear so far is Moe's Tavern, trained by Shark Hanlon when second in an Irish Point in March 2019.

The second dam was quite an accomplished race mare. Rated at a peak of 134+ by Timeform and one of the best staying novices of 2000-01, the tough Catch Ball added a couple of flat wins to her 4 hurdle victories. She gained black type when runner up a Grade 2 Fairyhouse hurdle.
As a broodmare she had bred 3 winners under rules, the best of whom has been Tb Broke Her, winner of 2 hurdles and 2 chases.

The 3rd Dam, Canoodle, was a 4 time flat winner and has bred 7 individual winners. The standout horse here has been quadruple flat winner Satin Lover whose 6 wins over hurdles included a couple of Grade 2s.

About the sire

The racing career of Frammassone (bay horse born 2005) is nothing short of astonishing! He raced in Italy for his entire career, starting out on the flat as a 2 year old winning a couple of minor races over a mile. His 3 starts as a 3 year old yielded a sole second place in a mile handicap at Rome.
Reasons for the (masterstroke) switch to jumps are unknown but Frammassone raced 18 times over hurdles, winning 14 and placed 3 times. These victories not only included numerous Listed events but also 3 Grade 1 Hurdles.
Retired to Park House Stud in Ireland in 2013, Frammassone was marketed mainly as a Sports Horse Stallion but did also cover a handful of broodmares with a National Hunt background.
And from this small selection, his early results are remarkable.
6 Irish Point runners - 3 winners, 2 seconds & 1 third with stock selling for up to €170,000. Plus a couple of winners under rules, including promising 2019-20 novice hurdler Do Wanna Know. 
He now stands at Peel Hall Stud in Cheshire for a fee of £2,000.

Bart at the sales
Form Summary

Season 2020-21 outlook
There is quite an unusual feel about the make-up of the equine inhabitants for the 2020-21 season ahead. We have a whole host (seven) of unraced 4 year old horses. That's from a stable population of 20......35%. 
Well. this Frammassone gelding has been in the yard since February 2020, and he took a little longer to gain our trust. But we put a fair amount of work into him - he still devoured his grub - before he was sent out to summer grass and he returned to Dodlands in early August.
So as such, being the most forward, 'Marcus' may well be the first of this year's unraced crop to feature in a bumper, in December or even November if the ground allows. 
We like him!!

It was during the 3rd day of the 2019 Tatts Ireland NH August Store Sales that Bart Ryan-Beswick and his bloodstock agent Marcus Collie contacted Callum to have a look at a prospective purchase. It was this Frammassone gelding, and having left after Day 2 to attend an upcoming flat-bred horse sale, all further communication was done via mobile phone.
Callum caught the auctioneer's attention and, via the mobile, the gelding was knocked down to Beswick Brothers/Mr Collie.

This gelding was actually sent up to Dodlands from the English Midlands and spent a couple of months in training here in the early months of 2020. As part of a general reduction in bloodstock interests, his owner offered him to Dodlands stable and a deal was duly struck as we continued to be impressed by his early gallops.
'Marcus' (we continue to amaze ourselves with the thought that goes into stable nicknames for horses) is a strong gelding, coming in at 16.1hh. He was well settled into the stable routine prior to summer grass, and has re-joined in mid August in smashing shape.
That meaning fresh and well, carrying lots of condition!

Frammassone has been an interesting addition to the NH Sire ranks first in Ireland and now available to breeders in Britain. In fact , Paper Roses is in foal to him having visited in May this year. Anyway, Frammassone has more of a profile that you might associate with a French NH Sire, in that he is essentially flat-bred but did win a significant number of pattern races over jumps. Lots more to be heard from this lad in years to come.

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