Throwback Tuesday Race Of The Day - 01/02/22


Today we are taking a look back at Kilcruit's performance in the Grade Two Goffs Future Stars bumper with the now seven year old putting up one of the performances of the 2021 Dublin Racing Festival.

The Willie Mullins trained animal had prospects of being a superstar, and having been an exceptional bumper horse has not quite done it over hurdles.

Kilcruit was first seen at Clonmel in March 2020, finishing second to Captain Kangaroo, but after that went on to land back to back bumpers by a combined total of 21 1/2 lengths.

Having bolted up at Navan, he then went to Leopardstown in the Grade Two bumper and taking on a whole host of talented bumper horses he went on to bolt up by 12 lengths not coming off the bridal.

Looking to back this up at the Cheltenham festival he was a half length second to Sir Gerhard, but turned the tables at the Punchestown festival.

Sent over hurdles this term he was disappointing on both his starts at Cork and Leopardstown but on Monday gave his true running to beat a field of 20 by 21 lengths.


James Mackie | @JMackieRacing