Sire of Top-Rated Novice Chaser SHISHKIN and a Leading Top-Rated Novice Hurdler BOB OLINGER
Also Sire of DON COSSACK, Gold Cup Hero and 6 time Gr.1 Winner
In 2021, stores sold for: €85,000, €80,000, €75,000, €62,000 etc.
Gr.1 Champion 2YO, Classic 3YO. incl. Gran Criterium (Gr.1), 2nd Budweiser Irish Derby (Gr.1), Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1), Futurity Stakes (Gr.2), 3rd National Stakes (Gr.1)
Sholokhov’s ascent through the stallion ranks continued through the 2020/2021 season. Supreme Novices’ Hurdle victor Shishkin quickly established himself as the Top-Rated Novice Chaser in Britain and Ireland. Now undefeated in 9 completed starts, the 2020/2021 season saw him win two Grade 2 contests on the way to his scintillating 12L victory in the Gr.1 Arkle Chase at the Cheltenham festival before culminating his season with an impressive win in the Grade 1 Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree.
Bob Olinger having been an authoritative
4 year old point to point and bumper winner in 2020 proved a revelation over hurdles in the 2020/2021 season. Following a facile victory in the Grade 1 Lawlors of Naas hurdle he then culminated his season with an easy 7 length win in the Grade 1 Ballymore Novices’Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival, which was considered to be by far the hottest of the Novice events..
French import Porticello now with Gary Moore impressed when scoring a facile victory in the Listed Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle, making it two from two for the three year old.
Gordon Elliott is no stranger to Sholokhov,
having trained Don Cossack to win six Grade 1’s, and he appears to have an exciting prospect on
his hands in Mr Fred Rogers. The son of Sholokhov transferred to Gordon Elliott after winning his sole start for William Murphy in a point-to-point flat race at Tipperary and has since finished a close second in a 14 runner field on his debut over hurdles for his new handler. Paul Nicholl's Mr Glass a dual bumper winner is another exciting 5-Y-O who finished 4L clear in a 14 runner field on his debut over hurdles.
The point-to-point season is in its early stages at the time of writing, but Sholokhov has already made an impression, with the Pat Doyle-trained 5-Y-O Amirite making a taking debut at Loughrea.