Born to sire Milan and dam Tinagoodnight, Santini is yet another success story from horse trainer Nicky Henderson. Santini was originally trained by Polly Gundry before being changed to Nicky Henderson in 2016, then to Ed Walker at the start of 2017, and back to Nicky Henderson towards the end of 2017. Within this period, Santini won the Maiden Conditions 4, 5, 6 & 7-year-old at Didmarton with a starting price of 3/1, where Nicky Henderson was able to assure better consistency ever since.
Unlike a lot of the other highly-rated racehorses, Santini became a favourable option after only a handful of races, picking up a record of four wins and a third from five race meetings between the start of 2017 and the end of 2018. It’s likely that Santini will show even more quality over future races, with help from Nicky Henderson and his advanced facilities at Seven Barrows.