THURLOE IRELANDTRAINER: Willie MullinsSCARPETA (Soldier of Fortune – Sanada) is a five-year-old. He was bought from Mark Johnston at the 2016 Newmarket Horses in Training Sale.
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 has been entered in two novice hurdles at the 2018 Cheltenham festival, the Ballymore and the Albert Bartlett.