Bigbadmattie is a 7 year old gelding by Big Bad Bob who won a Maiden Hurdle at Worcester and subsequently finished 2nd in a Novice Hurdle to the highly thought of Guinness Affair who has won his last 3 races. He finished 5 lengths behind Guinness Affair after losing a shoe early and finding the track a little sharp. He is lightly raced through no fault of his own and is open to further improvement with experience.
He may benefit from a step up in trip and has jumped a fence at home and looks to be a chaser in the making.
He is a half brother to Phoenix Way, a £270,000 purchase after winning his Point to Point who has gone one to win twice over hurdles and achieve a rating of 140. He won on chasing debut and went on to finish 4th beaten 14L in the Grade 1 Manifesto Novice Chase.
Bigbadmattie is 16.2 1/2hh and was a big raw horse as a 4 year old when he ran in a bumper. He looked the winner turning into the straight before tiring. He was weak and was given time to strengthen and was in training to run before the Covid-19 outbreak. He has really grown into himself and is beginning to fulfil his potential.
He is sound and open to any vetting. Please call to enquire.