2009 Bay Gelding
By Milan ex Stormy Lady (Ire) (Glacial Storm (USA))
Breeder: Michael Heskin
A well-bred gelding, out of a half-sister to the top-class Nick Dundee and Ned Kelly, he is a half-brother to the very useful Joker Choker who won four races for Nicky Henderson and was rated 134.
Bennachie won a bumper first time ever on the racetrack and then was placed in his next three starts in NHF races, proving to be very tough, genuine and consistent. In particular he ran a cracker when third to subsequent dual winner Blaklion un unsuitable ground at Ffos Las.
Following his successful bumper campaign he is taking time to adapt to hurdling, although in due course he will relish a step up in trip over obstacles. He has really benefitted from his summer at grass this year and will soon be adding to his winning tally this winter.