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Nisaal (IRE) (2005) A Bay Colt

Indian Ridge

Kahalah (IRE) (1999)

Hillbrow Darshaan Alyakkh (IRE)

{ Lorenzaccio Helen Nichols Easy (USA) { Swing Golden City Shirley Heights { Delsy (FR) Sadler’s Wells (USA) { Al Bahathri (USA)

Nisaal The Pedigree ‘Out of a half-sister to five winners ...’ Nisaal is one of the best-looking horses I have ever bought. He is a son of Indian Ridge and the second foal of Kahalah, a winner by Darshaan over a mile and a half-sister to some very useful performers including triple-winner Nafisah, 1m 4f winner Bahashah, multiple winner Bawaader, Upperville and most notably Mutakarrim, the winner of 14 races on the Flat (including Listed) and over jumps for Dermot Weld.

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Nisaal The Form ‘Official rating of 75 but the potential to achieve much higher ... ‘ Nisaal, who was in training with John Dunlop, has run four times. Having shaped well on his first two starts he ran his best race when finishing a creditable second to the progressive Manyriverstocross in a 1m 2f maiden at Chepstow, moving up smoothly to challenge before being allowed to come home in his own time. He was then disappointing on his most recent start at Pontefract but was found to be slightly lame upon returning home. He is now sound. Nisaal has an official rating of 75 and a Timeform figure of 78, with the potential to achieve a much higher mark. He has also recorded two encouraging speed figures – 74 at Chepstow and 72 at Newmarket.

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Nisaal The Plan ‘The ability to win middle-distance handicaps and then go hurdling ...’ Nisaal has, in my view, the potential to develop into a useful middle-distance performer on the Flat and then later as a hurdler. He will undoubtedly benefit from the more patient handling and considerate approach he will receive from his new trainer. As a son of Indian Ridge out of a mare by Darshaan, Nisaal is expected to prove ideally suited to soft ground and middle distances. Having said that, as footage of his races reveals, this is a horse who travels smoothly on the bridle and will, in my view, show a turn of foot when ridden appropriately. Nisaal is expected to have a few runs this autumn before being put away and gelded in the winter. He will then be tuned up for a spring campaign on the Flat, hopefully from a favourable mark. The intention is to then send him hurdling in 2009/10. Following another Flat campaign in 2010 he will then be submitted for sale at the Newmarket ‘Horses in Training’ Sale in November of that year. Nisaal underwent and passed a thorough veterinary examination at the sales subject to a few minor issues which have since been resolved. The colt is now sound, fit and well.

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Nisaal The Team

Marten Julian, who is widely respected for both his journalistic work and as author of the Dark Horses Annual and National Hunt Guide, has also achieved great success in his capacity as the manager of racehorse syndicates and partnerships. There have been over 50 winners in Marten’s colours over the years, most of them carried by horses purchased for relatively insignificant sums by the standards of recent times. Shareholder manager, Rebecca Dixon, is always on hand to deal with any queries our owners may have. Nisaal will be trained by John Quinn at Malton. John has shown in his handling of top hurdler and Group winner Blythe Knight, Leslingtaylor and our own Mastership that he is now firmly established as one of the top dual-purpose trainers in the country. His proven ability to improve horses from other yards makes him an ideal handler for Nisaal. We have every confidence that John and his team have what it takes to realise this horse’s untapped potential. ‘John Quinn is firmly established as one of the country’s top dual-purpose handlers ...’

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For further details and costings, please contact Rebecca Dixon on: Dark Horse Racing, 69 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4ED t: 01539 736 836 e: w:

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Nisaal Information  

Small booklet about owning a share of Nisal