Something a bit different today… what follows is a collection of jumps horses to follow, from the trainers themselves. These include a chaser, hurdler and ‘dark horse’ to follow.
Now, this work isn’t my doing – Geraint Williams (known as @Raceolly on twitter) had this idea a couple of seasons ago I believe – simply asking various trainers via Twitter to highlight some horses to follow.
Nine trainers replied this year, all generally smaller/medium yards, and it will be exciting to see how they get on.
Geraint has let me host these horses exclusively on my blog, so my thanks to him for that. In return I’ve donated some money to a charity of his choice, so winners all round 🙂
Our thanks to those trainers who were happy to share their thoughts.
So, with that said, notebooks at the ready…
Really Super for the mares programme. (as you know i’ve got a share in ‘Super’ – she’s likely to next run for us next Tuesday or Wednesday – a reminder that she was found to have mucus on her lungs LTO, hence the PU – so ignore that effort, but clearly her next chase run will tell us plenty more)
Hurdler – Logan Rocks
Dark Horse – Mercian Knight for 3 mile novice hurdle
(Nick/Jane are the same yard, but both have licenses)
Chaser – Erick Le Rouge (won 6th Oct at 3/1, a pleasing chase debut, much more to come)
Hurdler – Prudhomme
Dark Horse – Le Cameleon
(can’t promise a Siruh Du Lac this year i’m afraid!)
The Bay Birch confirmed my judgement that she is the best I have ever trained 145,can’t see her winning against geldings off that mark so mares only listed chases will be the aim.
Hurdler – Tens or Better is a novice hurdle mare to keep an eye on.
Chaser – Midnight Shadow.
Hurdler – Lough Legend (should progress to be a nice sort)
Dark Horse – Flamboyant Joyeux (bought from the point2point field)
Chaser – Etilla de Sivola
Hurdler – Nickgarde
Dark Horse – Beat Box (juvenile)
Chaser – Clondaw Cian (look out for in France next spring!)
Hurdler – Man of Plenty
Dark Horse – Vaniteux
Hoping to win again with Russian’s Legacy but her forte will be over fences.
Also the old boy Richardofdoccombe if the ground comes Heavy
Hurdler– Thor De Cerisy,
Dark Horse -Monbeg Aquadude
Hurdler – Ballycross (a nice hurdler that will appreciate the soft ground and I’m really happy with his work(
Dark Horse – I have a lovely unnamed Dylan Thomas that will be running in bumpers – she is working well and I will give you her name when I have one!
And that’s a wrap. Fingers crossed there’s a few winners to come.
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p.s If you enjoy your ‘horses to follow’ , you can read a guest post from Paul Ferguson, with 5 Novice Chasers to follow, HERE>>>