This eight year old gelding surely needs no introduction – the winner of a Grade 1 chase, a Listed hurdle and third in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, he is one of the best known National Hunt horses in training.
Recently sold by his previous owner Andrew Brooks, he was bought back by his trainer Olly Murphy, as he retains huge belief in the horse.His form is there for all to see, a clear winner of his second start in a bumper, he went on to win his first 2 starts over hurdles before running second in a Grade 2 in Cheltenham in November before heading back there in March and finishing third in the Supreme.
Following a pipe opener in the Listed Hurdle in Kempton, Itchy Feet embarked on a Novice Chase career the following season, winning the Grade 1 Scilly isles Novices’ Chase on just his second start over the bigger obstacles.
He has subsequently been placed in three Grade 2 chases, and a Grade 1 and has an official rating of 145.
Olly was keen to buy Itchy Feet back as he believes that there is more to come from him, He did pull up on his final 2 starts last season, but there were reasons for those runs. Itchy Feet will be campaigned at trips at 3m+, and will grace the biggest meetings and courses.
He was the winner of over £40,000 last season.
Olly, and his father Aidan, have so much faith in Itchy Feet they are retaining a share each in him.
There are 10 (10%) shares for sale in Itchy Feet. (Just 2 remain)
Priced at £8,000 (+VAT which will be reclaimed) each – plus £240/month to cover training and keep fees.
The possibility of buying a share in a horse of this quality is rare – he will run in some of the top staying chases on the calendar, and as owners, you will attend and best meetings during the season.
Stable visits are encouraged at your convenience, and O&T Badges will be available to all members when he runs. Prize money dividend paid pro rata every July.
Itchy Feet underwent wind surgery in the summer and retruned to the track in the £50,000 Graduation Chase in Haydock in November, where he travelled sweetly before getting slightly outpaced and staying on - he would have been second had he not made a shuddering mistake at the last. He ran to an RPR of 150 and now has an official rating of 145.