Fishcake is a half-sister to Double Festival winner Monkfish. In a FB Racing Club shirt, she made her Wincanton debut on Thursday with Nico de Boinville in the saddle
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A horse named after a prankster by Nicky Henderson has made its trainer debut.
Fish cake running in Place your bets at racingtv.com Mares’ Open National Hunt Flat Race in Wincanton on Thursday.
ONE half-sister with a half-brother with dual Cheltenham Festival Monkfish winner, she pretty much lost against Nico de Boinville.
After taking a half-point lead over the 7-2 winner Dollar Brae in the bet, the mare took a prominent place in the FB Racing shirt.
Pushed along more than two pins from the finish line, the five-year-old took the lead.
On this occasion, she failed to rank seventh and ranked seventh, suggesting she would have been better for the experience.
Connect named the horse after an interview Henderson giggled.
He is speaking to Mick Fitzgerald on Sky Sports Racing about one of coach Willie Mullins’ big hopes for the Cheltenham Festival.
Owner spokesman David Greenway said: ‘We named her after an interview Nicky did with Mick Fitzgerald on At The Races, where he couldn’t remember what the Monkfish was called.
“He calls him ‘Fishcake’ and ‘Fishpond’ but we call him ‘Fishcake’. It’s a little tongue in the cheek.
“We decided to send her to Nicky because we thought we were going to go see the best man in this country to train fillers.”
Members of the club celebrated this season’s winner Cheltenham with a horse from the Mullins’ Ireland pitch.
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One day, Fishcake may be racing at the track where her cousin, a future Gold Cup winner, overcame the 2020 Albert Bartlett hurdle and the novice chase. with Brown Advisory in 2021.
Time will tell if she hits the mark, but Greenway hopes the Seven Barrows newcomer can make it through a few races.
“She doesn’t have too many of the characteristics of a Monkfish except they’re all chestnut,” he added.
“We brought her for 25,000 euros and I don’t think we will pick her up for that price now. It is her pedigree that draws us to her but as a specimen she is decent enough.
“She was a gentle and sweet little person and a sweet thing. It would be lovely if we could get a few wins in her name. “