Cockle Bay is a strapping chasing type with good conformation, an easy stride and plenty of size to jump chase fences. He is by the much admired Milan, winner of the St Leger, and sire of an abundance of staying types, including our One For Arthur, Green Flag, and Big River.
Like many Milans, Cockle Bay took time to win his point to point, finally triumphing on his fifth run. His win was in game fashion; making all and fighting back when challenged, and he should go on from there. The Irish point to point website said,
' COCKLE BAY showed notable improvement here on his first completed outing. He had shown some promise in a Boulta maiden before being brought down so this was not a complete surprise. He jumped notably well and rallied gamely to lead.'
He was still fairly raw when he arrived after his win, and after a good holiday he has grown and filled his strong frame. He will likely be a soft ground type and will start over hurdles before going chasing.
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To see a video of him trotting CLICK HERE