TRAINER: Nicky Henderson, Lambourn
We bought BUZZ at Goffs Horses in Training Sale at Doncaster in August to go hurdling with Champion Trainer, Nicky Henderson. Nicky has had great success for Thurloe over the years, which has included winning three Tote Gold Trophies with Sharpical & Geos.
BUZZ is by Derby winner MOTIVATOR, who has been doing very well with his progeny over hurdles. This includes Nicky’s top-class, undefeated hurdler, Pentland Hills, who won last year’s Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham 2019 as well as the Grade One Doom Bar four-year-old hurdle at Aintree.
BUZZ was a good middle-distance horse for Thurloe trainer, Hughie Morrsion on the flat, reaching a rating of 96. He has only had fifteen career starts so far and was placed in over half his races, winning four of them.
BUZZ made a really exciting start to his career over hurdles, with two wins from his first two runs. He stepped up in class in his last run of the season, with a run in the Grade 2 Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton. Despite finishing fourth, it was felt that BUZZ wasn’t quite on song, and his run may have come too soon after his previous win. He was given a break to freshen up for a Spring campaign but sadly, due to the premature end of the Jump season through the COVID-19 outbreak, BUZZ was unable to have another crack at the season. He is now on a Summer holiday with the hope of returning for another run on the flat before the 2020/21 Jumps Season