TRAINER: Willie Mullins, Closutton

SCARPETA is a six-year-old.  He was bought from Mark Johnston at the 2016 Newmarket Horses in Training Sale for only 42,000gns has turned into a really exciting National Hunt horse for us.

His first run for Thurloe Ireland was in December 2017 in a very competitive looking maiden hurdle at Navan where he stayed on nicely to come 3rd beaten 6 ¾ lengths. On his second start in January 2018 in very testing conditions at Gowran Park he showed great promise to win by 17 lengths.

Scarpeta then followed up his victory with a brilliant run at the 2018 Cheltenham festival, coming fourth in the Ballymore beaten 8 lengths by Samcro.