They may be trained in different stables and race in different colours but the full-brothers Master Of The Hall and Featherbed Lane were both winners at Aintree on Saturday, the former in a 3m1f Listed steeplechase and his younger sibling in a 2m4f handicap hurdle.
Born a year and ten days apart, Master Of The Hall and Featherbed Lane were both bred in Ireland by Sweetmans Bloodstock and are sons of Saddlers’ Hall and the Be My Native mare Frankly Native, an unraced half-sister to Tingle Creek winner Sound Man.
The Nicky Henderson-trained seven-year-old Master Of The Hall, who is owned by Martin Landau and Jonathan Duffy, has now won six of his 11 starts, including the G2 Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot in February.
Featherbed Lane, trained by Philip Hobbs for Terry Warner, was winning for the third time in 2011 and is unbeaten so far this season, having also won at Ascot on November 18.
Frankly Native’s only other winner is also by Saddlers’ Hall, the mare Hi Density, who won over hurdles at Perth in 2008. She also has an unnamed four-year-old filly by the same sire, a three-year-old filly by Vinnie Roe and a two-year-old colt by Luso.