Certainly had his quirks at the start but was otherwise a thoroughly genuine and hardy old slugger. 10 wins from 60 starts and was holding his form well despite being kept busy in 2018 and 2019. He was an important horse in the career of Josephine Gordon – winning six times for JoGo, including when she was a 7lb and 5lb claimer.
Like the mighty Spare Parts, Swiss Cross and Pearl Spectre, Gentlemen was a superb advertisement for Phil McEntee’s training operation. He’ll be right near the top of my list of trainers when I start getting involved in ownership.