Castleward (IRE)
3 shares available

Won quality Irish Point-2-Point April 2022

Fastest time of the day & high 93++ rating

Very exciting 5-y-o novice hurdle prospect

Dam Maggie Byrne a half-sister to Clondaw Warrior

Sire: Notnowcato

Dam: Maggie Byrne (Oscar)

Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Syndicate owns: 2.50%, split into 20 shares


1 share = £237.75

2 shares = £450.50

3 shares = £663.25


All upkeep to 1st June 2023

First 12 months ENIGMA membership

Thereafter, unless sold sooner, annual upkeep begins at circa. £80.00 pa, less our share of prize money earnings.

A select opportunity to go novice hurdling this winter with a high quality prospect, recently purchased at Goffs Spring Sale for 120,000 Euro.

To put it into perspective; Constitution Hill was bought from the same sale in 2021, for the same money but with a lower P2P rating.

Castleward is an ambitious purchase and one of our most exciting National Hunt prospects.

Sourced by leading agent Tom Mallone for Paul Nicholls. Mallone previously purchased Old Guard for the yard, another son of Notnowcato, who won multiple Grade 2's over hurdles (BHA 156).

Point-2-Point Win

Castleward won his 2nd point start in emphatic fashion, in an impressive time - easily the fastest of the day - to earn a lofty 93++ rating.

"CASTLEWARD (IRE) moved through to lead after a mile. He then gave a faultless display of fencing at the head of affairs and he could be called the most likely from before three out. He duly bounded clear to win at his leisure."

He looks to have a lot of speed and we believe there is a lot more to come when he can race down in trip under rules between 2 and 2.5 miles.

The Pedigree

We are primarily buying known ability, but the quality is also there on the page; his dam a half-sister to outstanding dual purpose gelding Clondaw Warrior who was both a winner at Royal Ascot and Grade 1 placed over hurdles for Willie Mullins.

Castleward joins champion trainer Paul Nicholls who has guided the development of countless top notchers from 'millionaire's row' at Ditcheat.

Notnowcato was a very tough / progressive triple Grade 1 winner on he is a useful dual purpose sire and one the yard target.

This is your chance to join us at the start of what promises to be a thrilling journey.

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