I’d spent months looking for the right young horse to bring on behind Smarty when I got a text from Caroline Moore to say Alex Tordoff had something perfect for sale. Perfect horses don’t stay on the market for long, so at 9pm that night I was at Vale View in Lincolnshire to put Desmond through his paces. He jumped every insane line and ridiculously skinny that Caroline put in front of him. Desmond came home with us a few days later.
Bold and brave cross country, he has tremendous scope and an impressive backside. He also has an impressive buck….