GALLYHILL. This is a name that point-to-point handler Jamie Sloan will not forget in a hurry. Bred by Sean Gorman, the four-year-old son of Getaway ran for Wilson Dennison when he made his debut at Kirkistown in late November, the first runner for Sloan who took over the reins at Loughanmore Farm from Ian Ferguson.
The dream start materialised when he won, and it continued at Cheltenham last Friday when he sold for £450,000 (almost €540,000) to Henrietta Knight. The former trainer, whose triple Gold Cup winner Best Mate was a graduate of the Irish point-to-point scene, was unable to reveal the future plans for the gelding which will be made after Christmas. She had to fend off a determined challenge from Ross Doyle to secure Gallyhill, but did reveal that he would be joining a top English trainer.