Elusive Polly

2017 bay filly by Kalanisi (Ire) ex Parlez Vous (GB) (Poliglote (GB))

Elusive Polly has been recently secured by Bumpers to Jumpers.

Elusive Polly is now in full  training with Herefordshire based, multi Cheltenham and Welsh Grand National winning trainer Michael Scudamore.

Elusive Polly was bred by James and Amelia Gray, who own and run the hugely successful Elusive Bloodstock operation from their farm in Lincolnshire. She’s a three-year-old bay filly with a fabulous temperament, she has size, scope and a presence about her which belies her age. She was in pre training with Peter Hammersley at his yard at Appleby Magna in the Leicestershire countryside.

Elusive Polly has an outstanding pedigree and is closely related to arguably one of the best horses of his generation, Gold Cup and dual King George VI winner Long Run. Her sire Kalanisi was an outstanding middle-distance performer. He was the winner of six of his eleven races and never out of the first three. His best achievements came when landing the 1m2f Group1 Champion Stakes (beating Montjeu) and defeating a star-studded field in the 1m4f Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs. At his best he was rated 126. He has excelled at stud, becoming a leading National Hunt sire. He has produced Grade 1 winners over both hurdles and fences including class acts such as Grade 1 winner Brain Power and the Amy Murphy trained Kalashnikov.

The filly’s rich heritage continues on her dam’s side. Although her dam Parlez Vous was unable to race again after her very encouraging third place effort on debut in France, her pedigree boasts some fantastic individuals. The second dam Liberthine was the winner of 6 races including a Listed event in France and the Grade 3, Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup Hp Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Her siblings include the Listed placed Bica and the incredible Long Run. He won 15 races including two King George VI chases and the ultimate prize, The Gold Cup at Cheltenham. In all he won 11 Graded events and amassed over £1,500,000 in prize money.For more information please ring Pete on 07525 289 816 or email pete@bumperstojumpers.co.uk.

Meet the Trainer

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Michael Scudamore

Eccleswall Court, Bromsash nr Ross on Wye
Michael was born in February 1984 and was brought up in The Cotswolds. As youngsters, Michael and his older brother Tom were keen pony club riders and enjoyed show jumping and one day events. His father Peter was assistant trainer to Nigel Twiston-Davies, and it was here the family remained until moving to Eccleswall Court in 2003.

Over the years, Michael has worked/ridden out for numerous trainers, including Nigel Twiston-Davies, Dennis Caro, James Fanshawe and Martin Pipe, where valuable experience has been gained along the way.

Michael took over the trainers licence from his grandfather in April 2008, following a season as an amateur jockey, winning 4 races. On 30th May he saddled his first winner; Directa’s Digger on the flat at Haydock. On 25th August he saddled his first national hunt winners at Huntingdon, a double, with Dark Energy and Fourpointone. He has since gone on to train many winners under both codes. He has trained horses such as Monbeg Dude (2-time Cheltenham winner, Welsh National Winner and 4th, Hennessey 4th, and an incredible Grand National 3rd), Next Sensation (Cheltenham Festival winner (2015)) and Mysteree (Eider Chase (2017)).

Pedigree

ELUSIVE POLLY KALANISI (IRE) DOYOUN (IRE) MILL REEF (USA)
1968
1985 DUMKA (FR)
1971
1996 KALAMBA (IRE) GREEN DANCER (USA)
1972
1991 KAREENA (IRE)
1979
2017 PARLEZ VOUS (GB) POLIGLOTE (GB) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1992 ALEXANDRIE (USA)
1980
2010 LIBERTHINE (FR) CHAMBERLIN (FR)
1978
1999 LIBERTINA (FR)
1985

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