OWNER Michael Buckley has enjoyed success with horses trained by Nicky Henderson down the years with the likes of Finian's Rainbow and Spirit Son landing decent prizes recently and Buckley has stayed loyal to the Henderson team by sending Mirific to former Seven Barrows assistant Tom Symonds.
Formerly trained by Criquette Head-Maarek on the Flat in France, Mirific has had a few problems as he was off for more than two years before his hurdling debut at Exeter in November, when he showed a little promise to be eighth to Jump City.
Henderson has some likely lads waiting in the wings, the most interesting recruit being the French-bred Mirific.
Described by Henderson as having the size and scope to make a highclass hurdler, Mirific looks the sort who could go close to improving his trainer's fine Triumph record.
, a gelded son of Perugino, chased home yesterday's listed winner Blatant (the selection's 1/2 stable-companion) when making his racecourse debut at Naas three weeks ago.
She smoked a good deal, and I suspect she looked forward to the end of a meal more than to the start of one, whether the fare was Rose's mirific
stews and soups and breads, or Peter's scrambled eggs, or a veal paprikasch over which I labored a long time for a dinner party for her, or a quick sandwich in a local pub.
PARIS: Spend three nights in Paris staying at the Mirific
Hotel including bed and breakfast for only pounds 179 per person, based on two people sharing.
She said: "I enjoyed my time at Seven Barrows but it is fun here too and one of my horses, Mirific
, has joined us.
High kickers can visit the real Moulin Rouge during a break at the three-star Mirific
hotel near Montmartre next month.
Others paraded included the Michael Buckley-owned Mirific
, who won at Maisons-Laffitte but had been sidelined due to an injury to a pedal bone.
Other Henderson patrons supporting the fledgling venture include impresario Michael Buckley, whose colours will be carried by Mirific
, a five-year-old who won at Maisons-Laffitte and has yet to appear over jumps.
3g Linamix - Matanilla Michael Buckley 1442 (Flat form) Michael Buckley and I had a trip to France and found this very attractive grey at Criquette Head's.