Lot 5 – HARTLEYFOUR (4yr dark bay gelding by Eightfold Path) – MR67

The full brother to 4 x winning sprinter, Brigtnumberten, Hartleyfour was never offered for sale on account of losing sight in his offside eye following a paddock accident as a foal. A more scopey version of Brigtnumberten, he joined Roy Magner after his pre-training spell with Jill Fox. A confident horse, he appears not to be too disadvantaged by his handicap and placed against some progressive three year olds like Hit The Green, Basilius, Dewali and Chijmes before winning his 10th start only to lose the race in the Stipes Boardroom against Golden Lion.

 

After breaking his maiden 4 starts later, he clearly enjoyed the return to 6f on his latest start when recording his second career win from 19 starts with 8 places thus proving his competitiveness. Showing a good turn of foot, he is unexposed over longer trips and looks to be on a competitive handicap mark.