UPDATEELUSIVE POPPY made her racecourse debut at Carlisle in a mares NHF race on the 15/12/19. Both trainer, Rebecca Menzies and Jockey Connor O’Farrell were really pleased with the run. Connor’s actual words on dismounting were “I am delighted with that, she ran to the line and will come on physically and mentally for that, look after her and you will have a very good horse next season

ELUSIVE POPPY has been recently secured for a further 3 years by BUMPERS TO JUMPERS to realise her true potential and they are delighted to now offer her for Syndication.

A new syndicate is being formed for the 2020/21 National Hunt Season onwards so do not miss out, contact pete@bumperstojumpers.co.uk for more information (07525 289 816) 

Pete Ingram from Bumpers to Jumpers says Poppy is a huge favourite of ours, she has the size and scope to be a force in staying hurdles and chases this season, we always knew stamina would be her forte, jumping will be no problem, so she will start off in a bumper this season and then will go straight 20f plus Novice Hurdles, tracks like Carlisle with a stiff uphill finish will be ideal for her, We think there is are good staying Hurdles/Chases in her and that is how she will be campaigned going forward”

ELUSIVE POPPY was bred by James and Amelia Gray who own and run the hugely successful Elusive Bloodstock operation from their farm in Lincolnshire. ELUSIVE POPPY is a 5-year-old bay filly with a gorgeous temperament, she has size, scope, and a presence about her which belies her age.

ELUSIVE POPPY is out of the dual winning mare PELICAN POINT (rated 125).


PELICAN POINT showed her best form when seen on heavy ground which is a key point to note as ELUSIVE POPPY displays quite a high knee action in her work and has likely inherited that need for an easy surface. Although injury curtailed PELICAN POINT’S career before she got a chance to be tested over staying trips, there is little doubt that Elusive Poppy is going to develop into a mare who will want a test of stamina, which opens up all sorts of possibilities for her further down the line.

ELUSIVE POPPY’S sire is BLACK SAM BELLAMY. He was a Group 1 winner and developed into a top National Hunt sire before his death in 2018. He was also a full brother to GALILEO.

ELUSIVE POPPY is one of the most impressive mares seen by BUMPERS TO JUMPERS for a long while. Everything seen of her, on and off the gallops leads us to believe that we have a filly that can do very well for anyone connected to her.

ELUSIVE POPPY is in training with REBECCA MENZIES who trains at a wonderful establishment at Howe Hills Farm, Mordon in Sedgefield, just a stone throw from the racecourse.

Rebecca has a growing reputation not just in the North but the whole of the country as a forward thinking highly progressive young trainer. She is driven by her passion for racing and the desire for more winners. She is such a great person, easy to deal with, approachable but all the time dedicated to the job in hand. The facilities are second to none and when members get a chance to visit, they will be so impressed by the facilities and the relaxed feeling that runs through the yard.

Bumpers to Jumpers Syndicate Limited has acquired Elusive Poppy on a 3-year Lease from Elusive Bloodstock and are pleased to offer: –

Ten equal shares in that lease at a cost of £195 per calendar month with no upfront costs.

Full terms and conditions will be outlined in your share agreement which will run for three years after which ownership of the horse WILL REVERT back to Elusive Bloodstock.

We are confident that shares will sell fast, so please ring or email now to register your interest. The first ten to formally commit in writing by email, will be the lucky ten. 

For more information please ring Pete on 07525 289 816 or email pete@bumperstojumpers.co.uk.