A €2,850,000 graduate of the Goffs Orby Sale, Ol' Man River made a winning debut over a mile at the Curragh, followed-up with an odds-on success in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes, but his best effort in five subsequent starts was his fourth-place finish behind Balios in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot.
He is a son of the brilliant middle-distance horse Montjeu (by Sadler's Wells), a horse who sons have been producing excellent results with their National Hunt runners, and his dam is the dual classic star Finsceal Beo (by Mr Greeley), a half-sister to the Group 2 Mehl Mulhens-Rennen (German 2000 Guineas) scorer Frozen Power (by Oasis Dream).
His grandam is the Listed Lupe Stakes runner-up Musical Treat (by Royal Academy), his third dam is the prolific Mountain Ash (by Dominion), who won at up to Group 3 level, and that mare's siblings include the Group 3 scorer Lidhame (by Nureyev). The next dam, Red Berry (by Great Nephew), won a listed contest at Newbury as a juvenile and was runner-up in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes.
With these pedigree connections it seems likely that Ol' Man River will do well as a National Hunt sire. Arctic Tack Stud's young recruit has 46 registered foals in his first crop.
OL' MAN RIVER (IRE) – b.2012 – Montjeu – Finsceal Beo, 2 wins inc Beresford Stakes (Gr2). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Bc - Agent Walker (by Westerner) Tatts IRE November €5,000
Bf - Almnadia (by Alhaarth) Tatts IRE November €1,500
Bc - Ash Abbey (by Flemensfirth) Goffs December
Bf - Aunt Annie (by Synefos) Tatts IRE November €600
Bc - Copper River (by Turgeon) Goffs December
Bc - Devils Pride (by Stowaway) Tatts IRE November €6,000
Bc - Divine Glory (by Great Palm) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Grannys House (by Carroll House) Goffs December
Bf - Grape Love (by Grape Tree Road) Goffs December
Chc - Honour Own (by City Honours) Tatts IRE November €2,000
Bc - Karinswift (by Karinga Bay) Tatts IRE November withdrawn
Bc - Knockalaghan Maid (by Snurge) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Legal Proceedings (by Witness Box) Tatts IRE November €9,000
Bf - Midnight Insanity (by Insan) Goffs December
Bc - More Equity (by Classic Cliche) Tatts IRE November €6,000
Chc - Practical (by Craigsteel) Goffs December
Bc - Sharlanda (by Choisir) Goffs December
Bc - Slaney Conflict (by Close Conflict) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bf - Star Of The Season (by Arcadio) Tatts IRE November not sold
Bc - Stephouse (by Bienamado) Goffs December
Bc - Wayward Angel (by Heron Island) Tatts IRE November €14,000
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