Petit Mouchoir Moved To Gordon Elliott

Petit Mouchoir

Dual Grade One winning hurdler Petit Mouchoir will be moved to Gordon Elliott’s yard after being sold as part of the annual Gigginstown House Stud dispersal at the Goffs UK September Sale at Doncaster.

The nine year old who has been with Henry De Bromhead for the most of his career will now be trained under Elliott and he has already announced his big target is the Morgiana Hurdle.

Gigginstown owner and Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary announced last year that over the next five years they will be shutting down their operations within the national hunt racing and on Tuesday the firs lot of horses went out the window being sold without reserve.

Petit Mouchoir was the big name at this weeks sales from Gigginstown and although he has been winless in almost three years, bloodstock agent Mouse O’Ryan and Gordon Elliott forked out £70,000 to buy the gelding.

(Credit ATR) O’Ryan said: “He’s been bought for an existing owner in the yard.

“We (Elliott) actually had him as a four-year-old, when he won the Land Rover Bumper at Punchestown.

“He’s a star and as long as he stays safe and sound, he’ll be able to go for all those big races on a Sunday in Ireland.“He’ll aimed at the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in November.”

Having ran well in defeat this season he still holds bundles of potential and having landed the Irish Champion Hurdle back in 2017 they will look on trying to land another classic while he is still able.