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Tidal Bay

Tidal Bay
Sire Flemensfirth
Dam June's Bride
Damsire Le Moss
Gender Gelding
Foaled 2001
Country Ireland
Color Bay
Owner Graham & Andrea Wylie
Trainer Howard Johnson
Record 15: 10-5-0
Earnings £305,283
Tidal Bay is a thoroughbred racehorse out of June's Bride by Flemensfirth. He was born around 2001 in Ireland.
Major wins
Mersey Novices' Hurdle (2007)
Arkle Challenge Trophy (2008)
Maghull Novices' Chase (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 5, 2008

Tidal Bay is a 7 year old Bay gelding race horse trained in England by Howard Johnson and owned by Graham and Andrea Wylie. He made his debut in a National Hunt flat race at Wetherby on March 18 2006, where he finished a half length second to Scribano Eile. In total, he has run 15 times, winning 10 of those starts and finishing second on the other 5 starts.

In his first season racing (2006-2007), Tidal Bay was sent novice hurdling after running in two National Hunt flat races. He was second by only a neck to Massini's Maguire in Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle in March 2007. He, however, went on to improve on that in Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree in April 2007, where he beat Wins Now by 8 lengths under Paddy Brennan.

In the 2007-2008 season, Tidal Bay was to embark on a hugely successful Novice Chasing campaign. He was sent off at odds on for his first three Novice Chases, and won all three and was the Antepost favourite for the Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. He was to have his prep run for that race in Novices Chase at Doncaster in February, where he was sent off a 1/4 shot, but after making a mistake at the second last he was beaten be Leslingtaylor. He was sent off the 6/1 second favourite for the 2008 Arkle Challenge Trophy behind market leader Noland (7/4) and it was in this race that Tidal Bay gained the biggest success of his career to date, where he was a comfortable 13 length winner over Kruguyrova. He went on to add to this success by at Aintree in April 2008, where he won the Grade 1 Maghull Novices' Chase by 6 lengths from Takeroc.



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