Supreme success for May Store Sale Graduate Slade Steel

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival got off to the best possible start for Tattersalls Ireland graduates with Slade Steel winning the Grade 1 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

A graduate of the 2021 May Store Sale, Slade Steel displayed real battling qualities to fend off the challenge of Mystical Power and ran out a one-and-a-half-length winner.

The six-year-old was adding to a Grade 2 success earlier this season, and is another high class Store sale recruit for owner Brian Acheson. He was purchased in May 2021 from Jossestown Farm by Galgystown Stables for €30,000. 

The son of Telescope was a second Grade 1 winning graduate this season for the May Store Sale, which is scheduled to take place on the later date of May 30th this year.  

Elsewhere on Tuesday’s card, Store sale graduates acquitted themselves with credit. Telmesomethinggirl found just Lossiemouth too good in the Grade 1 Mares Hurdle, while Derby Sale graduate Embassy Gardens filled the runner-up spot in the National Hunt Chase.

Among Wednesday’s graduates are November Nation Hunt Sale graduate Ballyburn in the Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle, while Derby Sale graduate Jonbon will seek a sixth Grade 1 victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Entries are now being taken for the 2024 Store sales.