2015 bay filly by Kayf Tara (GB) ex La Harde (Fr) (Valanour (Ire))
Feodora is by the brilliant Ascot Gold Cup winner Kayf Tara who is a wonderful National Hunt Sire, siring the likes of Thistlecrack and Special Tiara amongst many others. This filly is a full-sister to a bumper winner and is out of a half-sister to the very smart and black type mare Kerada. Feodora was 2nd in a point-to-point on debut last season for Francesca Nimmo before slipping up on a bend when going easily in a bumper at Stratford on her rules debut. A good-looking filly, she is likely to have another run in a bumper before going Novice Hurdling this season.
Toby Lawes embarks on his first season with a licence this term, having taken the job as retained trainer at Andrew Wates’s Henfold Stables near Dorking, where Andrew’s own Grand National winner Rough Quest was trained (by Terry Casey). Toby has a fine CV, having been assistant to none other than Nicky Henderson for the past few years and is well-known for his handling of the mighty Altior away from the racecourse.