BRED and raced by American enthusiast George Strawbridge, the Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly star Aiken is named after a city in South Carolina, one of the principal steeplechase racecourses in the USA. This son of Selkirk, who won six consecutive races, retired in 2014 to Alastair Pim’s Anngrove Stud in Co Laois, where he stands with Robin Des Pres and Tobougg. He has his first yearlings this year.