Gentle Kate

2016 bay filly by Gentlewave (Ire) ex Himayna (GB) (Generous (Ire))

BUMPERS TO JUMPERS are delighted to have secured GENTLE KATE, a lovely bred, 4-year-old filly by GENTLEWAVE.
BUMPERS TO JUMPERS are excited to have secured the services of Grade 1 winning trainer KAYLEY WOOLLACOTT who will train GENTLE KATE from her stables near Crewkerne, Somerset.
The filly was bred by Bob Russell, who owns and runs BLYTH PARK STUD based in Appleby Magna, Leicestershire.
She has been in pre training with Peter Hammersley at his yard also in Appleby Magna and her pre-training has been completed, she is due in Kayley’s Yard Saturday 6th June 2020 to commence full training.
Paul Gibson from Bumpers to Jumpers says “ Gentle Kate has great size and scope and in her faster work is showing a pronounced knee action indicating she will be a proper winter horse, we think she about 16.1h now which is ideal for a National Hunt Horse and typical of Gentlewave. We think she will have the power and pace to be effective from 2m to 3m as she gets older, we are incredibly excited by her”

Her sire GENTLEWAVE was  a high-class performer on the track. Only racing as a 3-year-old he was the winner 4 of his 6 starts including the Group 2 Prix Noailles and the Group 1 Italian Derby. His final outing was a fine second in the Irish Derby to the outstanding 6-time Group 1 winner DYLAN THOMAS.
The dam HIMAYNA, although a maiden, was placed in all 15 times from her 33 starts. Her siblings include the 10-time winning HIRAPOUR and 11-time winner HISAR. The pedigree is littered with top class individuals including her 3rd dam HIGHEST HOPES (2nd top rated 3yr old filly in England and France in 1970) and further down the page, RAINBOW CONNECTION (CAN) Champion 2yr old in Canada in 1980 and Champion 3yr old filly in Canada in 1981).

For more information please ring Pete on 07525 289 816 or email pete@bumperstojumpers.co.uk.

Meet the Trainer

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Kayley Woollacott

Crewkerne, Somerset

Kayley studied a BA Hons. Business degree at Cirencester Royal Agricultural College during which she trained point to pointers as her hobby. After graduating she moved down to Devon to be with Richard. She has over 15 years’ experience training Point to Pointers alongside her late husband who trained National Hunt horses which she has taken over since he passed away.

CAREER MILESTONES

  • 100 Point to Point Winners
  • 4 Hunter Chase Winners
  • First Cheltenham Festival Runner with Millanisi Boy 2018
  • First winner in her own name with The Kings Writ 2018
  • Grade 1 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle with Lalor 2018
  • Grade 2 Racing Post Arkle Trial with Lalor 2018

Passionate. Patient. Persistent.

Pedigree

GENTLE KATE GENTLEWAVE (IRE) MONSUN (GER) KONIGSSTUHL (GER)
1976
1990 MOSELLA (GER)
1985
2003 SAUMAREINE (FR) SAUMAREZ
1987
1993 CHARMING QUEEN (FR)
1975
2016 HIMAYNA (GB) GENEROUS (IRE) CAERLEON (USA)
1980
1988 DOFF THE DERBY (USA)
1981
2004 HIMAYA (IRE) MOUKTAR
1982
1988 HIGHEST HOPES
1967

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