2012 Bay Gelding
By Antarctique (Ire) ex Kesakao (Fr) (Saint Estephe (Fr))
Breeder: Pierre Lasseur & Josette Lasseur
Kovera is a 6-year-old hurdler who as a 4yo (for Jonjo O’Neill) was placed 3rd and 5th in two novice hurdles. At Southwell he stayed on well to be 3rd over 2 miles on only his 2nd ever start suggesting better was to come with a bit more experience and time to mature.
He is French-bred by the established sire Antartique and is a half brother to Neflier, a 7 time winner over jumps in France who has won over £50k in prize money. His dam is a sister to British jumpers Exit to Wave (Grade 2 Chaser) and Robin de Sherwood (Listed winning chaser), so he has a lovely pedigree with a number of multiple winning jumpers on his page.
Last summer Kovera was still a bit immature and learning his job, but he was a very encouraging 4th at Newton Abbot in a competitive handicap hurdle, running on strongly over the last two hurdles. He is now fully mature and handicapped to win off an attractive mark of 81 – after a good break winter break he is back in training will be ready to run through the spring and summer of 2018 giving his owners a lot of fun and plenty of days at the races.
Lease Shares are available, with no upfront cost, at just £95 per month per 5% share or £190 per month for a 10% share.