This gorgeous bay gelding is by the exciting young Coolmore sire Getaway whose runners are spearheaded by the Graded winners Verdana Blue, Talkischeap, Getabird and Getaway Katie. His dam, Sparkling Gem, hails from a prolific winner-producing family and is herself the dam of Show Court, winner of the 2018 renewal of the AP Smith Memorial Hurdle (Gr.1) at Saratoga. 

Nicky Henderson would have liked to run Felony in a bumper last season, but with conditions remaining firm he decided to give the horse a break. Felony had been working very well at home and started the warm 7-4 favourite to win a NH Flat Race at Ascot in early November.  Unfortunately, Felony found his first day at big school a little overwhelming and he was very green and dropped out of contention in the last three furlongs.  Nicky Henderson was at a loss to explain the run and therefore was greatly encouraged by his second placing in a bumper at Warwick in December.  Looking every inch a future chaser in the making, Felony kept on strongly to the line, despite not enjoying the very testing conditions.

He had his first run over hurdles at Ludlow in January and unfortunately his previous steering problems that he had shown on his racecourse debut resurfaced leaving his jockey no option but to pull up.  Sent back to a left-handed Doncaser next time, Felony looked all at sea once again and Nicky Henderson and his team will be working hard behind the signs before he runs again.



Getaway (GER)

Sparkling Gem (IRE)





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