Howlingmadmurdock was purchased from the 2022, February Cheltenham sale for £26,000. By the top class jump sire, Soldier Of Fortune, the well named, Howlingmadmurdock looks incredible value and an exciting horse for the future.
A debut winner when taking a Fontwell bumper in very good style by five lengths on soft ground. The form has plenty of substance with the third placed horse finishing second in two previous bumpers. The fourth was an expensive recruit from Ireland after finishing second in a bumper at Gowan Park.
Standing at 16.1h, Howlingmadmurdock travelled on the bridle and showed a smart turn of foot to win with plenty to spare. The way he beat horses with previous experience on debut, suggests he holds a big engine.
His half-brother, Easy As That has won 3 times already and is rated in the 130’s. The dam is a sister to the classy Time For Rupert and three other winners.
Howlingmadmurdock looks a smart recruit and a lovely prospect for the winter jumps season.
Howlingmadmurdock will be trained by Tom Lacey.