A very excited Ben Pauling approached us with this son of Stowaway, who sired the Cheltenham Festival winner Champagne Fever, amongst many other Graded winners in both Novice Chases and over Hurdles.  Conceal’s dam was a winner over hurdles and placed numerous times, from the family of the Gr.1 winning hurdler/chaser Trafford Lad.

This smart gelding has done nothing but please Ben since the day he arrived. Nico De Boinville rode him in his last piece of work in Lambourn before being turned out for a summer of grass in 2019. He showed bags of potential, and reported him to have "a good attitude with a big engine" and thought he was "a very nice horse indeed". 

He has done plenty of schooling, with Ben saying that he has found that jumping is definitely this horse's forte, so whilst he is starting off in bumpers, and finished a highly encouraging third on his second start, he will surely be seen in his best light when tackling obstacles. Due to the terrible ground conditions in the early months of this year, Ben was unable to run Conceal again and this exciting prospect is now enjoying his summer holiday.

Conceal is back from his holiday and pleasing Ben in his work at home to run a very promising debut over hurdles to come 2nd (in a dead heat) of 12 runners. He then looked all over the winner in his next start at Warwick, jumping beautifully before fading inside the final furlong. Ben Pauling will drop him back in trip next time.





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