Stainsby Girl
Al Duncan col
Stainsby Girl : 2014 chestnut mare
Owner :  Al Duncan & Helen Simpson
Nell Profile


                                                                      So Sedulous
  Stainsby Girl
  2014 chestnut mare
                                                                      Double Trigger
                                        Charmaine Wood
                                                                      Forest Pride

The family

Injury incurred while racing restricted Charmaine Wood's jumping career to just the two seasons, but during that time under the care of Alan King, she won a bumper, and two hurdle races. Stainsby Girl is her second foal, the first Jumpsuit (by Tobougg) is in training with Ian Williams and there's also a 2015 colt by Kayf Tara.
Charmaine Wood's dam Forest Pride has a lengthy list of winning sons and daughters over jumps to her credit. And being by excellent NH broodmare sire Be My Native, she certainly was built for the job.
Forest Pride's winning family contain graded hurdler/chaser Our Ben and hurdler/chaser Scavenger (also Grade 3 placed), full siblings to Charmaine Wood in Double Pride and Pairtree, as well as racemares Countess Camilla and Native Princess.
And success hasn't stopped on the racecourse for Forest Pride by any means, as several of her daughters have proved to be successful broodmares too. Countess Camilla (dam of 4 winners), Pairtree (3 winners) and Dara's Pride (2 winners) are just a few who have maintained the strong winning tradition in this excellent NH family.


About the sire

The German bred Shirocco (bay horse, 2001) was unraced as a 2yr old but, trained by Andreas Schultz at 3, he won the Group 1 German Derby. Transferred to the care of Andre Fabre at 4, he won the 2005 Breeders Cup Turf at Belmont Park. Campaigned for a final season at 5, he won 3 pattern events, including the Jockey Club Stakes & the Coronation Cup.
Retired in 2007 to Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, Shirocco struck gold with his first crop siring multiple stakes winner Brown Panther. In his last 2 seasons with Darley, Shirocco was promoted as a dual purpose stallion, and in 2014 re-located to stand at Glenview Stud.
Having that increasingly influential NH sire, Monsun, on his top line, Shirocco is now very popular with breeders and regularly covers between 150 - 200 broodmares each year.
Of course, his NH success has been spearheaded by that famous chestnut mare Annie Power (Champion Hurdle winner 2016), while graded hurdles/chase winners such as Minella Rocco (Gold Cup runner up 2017), and Red Sherlock have kept his profile strong.

Stainsby Girl gallop
Form Summary

In early 2014, Al Duncan was at Doncaster NH foals of 2013 NH sale and was taken by a couple of progeny of Tobougg. He thought he had secured one in particular (subsequently named Jumpsuit), a first foal of winning hurdler Charmaine Wood until he was usurped by a bid in overtime.

Each November, the Tattersalls Ireland sales ring at Ratoath, near Fairyhouse, plays host to the largest consignment of National Hunt bloodstock in the world. Held over 6 days, the first 5 of these are dedicated to foals (and a smattering of yearlings) with jumps-bred broodmares offered on the final day.
Whether planned or unplanned, Al found himself at Tattersalls Ire NH sale later that year for a couple of the days, one of which saw Clarendon Stud consign the half sister (by Shirocco) to the foal above. Al was fairly familiar with the pedigree - and this was before the Shirocco mare Annie Power had won the Champion Hurdle - but the filly caught his eye in looks too and this time he was the successful bidder.

‘Nell’ spent her formative years at nearby Eildon Hill Stables before being moved over to Gary Rutherford in early Spring 2017 to complete her education and undergo a little pre-training. She was very easy to handle and educate and Gary was glowing in his regular updates.
Stainsby Girl then joined the Dodlands Steading yard for a few weeks in June that year before spending the summer with Tomahawk Wood out at Southfield. She then spent the autumn in a field adjacent to the yard, and came back into training in December ’17, where once again she impressed our team with her maturity, good nature, and ability in working upsides the older horses in the yard.

More recently, the focus has been on teaching the filly to settle in behind the exercise group. Stainsby Girl is a lovely, athletic filly, not overbig but with a eye-catching NH pedigree full to the brim with winners.
She wasn't quite ready to make a debut run in a bumper run in the Spring of 2018, but she has had a good summer at grass and is being trained with a view for an initial run before the end of 2018.

Season win 2nd 3rd 4th other
2018-19 NH Flat 1  
Current Season Form
16 December 18 Carlisle : 2m 1f Mares Only NH Flat Race (Class 5) soft 4 ran (C Whillans (3)) - won (by 17l)                                        race video
Raced keenly, held up tracking leading pair, went 2nd 6f out going well, led 3f out, soon clear, ran green and pushed out final furlong
Impressive performance by 'Nell' in winning her bumper on debut. We knew she would travel well but weren't too certain before the race if she would stay on up the hill at Carlisle. She did, but will need to settle in the early stages of her races as life will get tough with a penalty.  
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