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Bluefortytwo : 2013 grey gelding
Owner : Rob Bewley
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  2013 grey gelding
                                                                      Silver Patriarch
                                        Celine Message
                                                                      Queens Connection

The family

The Silver Patriarch mare Celine Message was unraced, and to date her only 3 progeny are this Overbury gelding, a year older filly by Multiplex (as yet unraced), and a colt also by Multiplex born in 2017.
She is the daughter of lightly raced Queens Connection who is the dam of 3 individual winners, namely 11 times winner on the flat Queens Consul and winning hurdlers Bypharbeanri and Lazuli Moon (GB).

Celine Message is a half sister to the unraced Grey Mo who is a successful broodmare being the dam of National Hunt winners Wings of Smoke (IRE) (6 wins, Grade 2 placed chaser), Kings Grey (6 wins) and Boss In Boots (3 wins). 

Further back, the family boasts top class Flat horses such as Cezanne, Colorspin, Kayf Tara and Opera House.

About the sire

Overbury (brown horse, born 1991), owned by Sheik Mohammed, was trained by David Loder as a 2 year old, showing good form to win a couple of small races, finishing his juvenile career with a 3rd place in the Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2). He progressed further in his next season being Group 1 placed twice, and winning a Grade 2 event over 9 furlongs at Arlington. After just one outing as a 4 year old, Overbury was trained as a 5 year old by bin Suroor to win a 13f Listed event at Sha Tin.
Apart from one season in Eire, Overbury has stood in England under the care of the Richard Kent who bought him from Godolphin as a five-year-old. He sired many fine National Hunt horses such as Bury Parade (more about him below), Grade 3 winning chaser Simon, Pertemps Final winning hurdler Ballyfitz and the Mullins trained dual purpose high class performer Clondaw Warrior. 
He was a very genuine horse and he shares a stat with Kayf Tara as being  the only British-based sires to have a Cheltenham Festival bumper winner (Missed That & Ballyandy respectively). 

Form Summary

Local Jedburgh owner Robert Bewley is a well known figure in the Scottish Borders having trained successfully for many years under National Hunt Rules. He is the father of conditional rider Callum Bewley who is well used by Northern trainers and has over 50 winners to his credit.

In recent years, Rob's best horse - whom he also trained - has been another son of Overbury called Bury Parade. Rob picked up that gelding as a yearling, trained him to win a bumper, two hurdles and a chase before selling him on for £100k making a tidy profit in the process. The mention of Bury Parade will always stick in our throats as we were the underbidder for the horse as a foal  - a full year before Rob stepped in.........

Anyway, moving on swiftly, we are delighted to train this son of Overbury for Rob who sent the gelding along to the yard in mid October '17. Rob had clearly done a reasonable amount of pre-training with Bluefortytwo as within days he was working upsides his new stable companions in a couple of spins on the Up-the-Middle gallop each morning. He has settled in very well, and is the second grey gelding at Dodlands this year.
And that's not all that he's got in common with Dali Mail - each horse devours their feed and are banging their door to attract Callum's attention each morning for 'extras'.

'Dessie' is a strong, sturdy gelding standing at over 16.1hh. Given his level of training to date, it may not be too long before he makes an appearance on the racecourse in a bumper.

A smashing addition to the yard.


Season win 2nd 3rd 4th other
2017-18 NH Flat 1  
Current Season Form
2 January 18 Ayr : 2m NH Flat (Class 5) heavy 9 ran (Callum Bewley (3)) - 2nd (beaten 1l)                                                                      video
Waited with in rear off modest pace, good headway to track leading group 3f out, ev ch 2f out, ridden and stayed on but held by winner near finish
 An excellent debut run from Bluefortytwo, chasing home the Nicky Richards' favourite Idee de Garde. Settling nicely for owner Rob Bewley's son Callum, he made good progress into contention as the pace quickened 4f out, and battled on well just losing out near the line.


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