We purchased Settimo Milanese privately for £15,000. It was pleasing to get this deal over the line as we liked the horse for sometime.
Settimi Milanese cost 46,000 Euro as a store horse. He's by St Leger winner Milan who is a very good National Hunt sire. Champion Hurdle winner, Jezki & Grand National winner One For Arthur are both by Milan. The dam, Ad Gloria was a half-sister to the smart Ad Hoc.
Settimo Milanese showed good form in Ireland. His 2nd of 17 at Clonmel is useful whilst the 3rd placed effort at Galway reads well. On his last run for previous connections and stepped up to 3m for the first time, Settimo Milanese has the letter P next to his name. This doesn't tell the full story as he was all but brought down by a faller when looking full of running.
Settimo Milanese handles heavy ground and should be a lot of fun through the autumn / winter months. We hope he'll develop into a nice staying chaser in time.