Exclusive: Jumps Horses to Follow

Jumps horses to follow direct from the trainers >>>



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 ūüôā

Our thanks to those trainers who were happy to share their thoughts.

So, with that said,¬† notebooks at the ready…


Amy Murphy

Chaser –

Kalashnikov (obviously).

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 РLogan Rocks 

Dark Horse – Mercian Knight for 3 mile novice hurdle


Nick Williams

(Nick/Jane are the same yard, but both have licenses)

Chaser РErick Le Rouge  (won 6th Oct at 3/1, a pleasing chase debut, much more to come) 

Hurdler – Prudhomme

Dark Horse – Le Cameleon

(can‚Äôt promise a Siruh Du Lac this year i’m afraid!)


Matt Sheppard

Chaser –

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.


Sue Smith

Chaser  РMidnight Shadow.

Hurdler – Lough Legend (should progress to be a nice sort)

Dark Horse – Flamboyant Joyeux (bought from the point2point field)


James Ewart

Chaser – Etilla de Sivola

Hurdler – Nickgarde

Dark Horse РBeat Box (juvenile) 


Sophie Leech

Chaser РClondaw Cian  (look out for in France next spring!) 

Hurdler РMan of Plenty 

Dark Horse –¬† Vaniteux


Gail Haywood


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


Michael Scudamore

Chaser– Caderyn

Hurdler– Thor De Cerisy,

Dark Horse -Monbeg Aquadude 


Paul George

Hurdler РBallycross  (a nice hurdler that will appreciate the soft ground and I’m really happy with his work(

Dark Horse РI have a lovely unnamed Dylan Thomas that will be running in bumpers Рshe 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.¬†

FREE report… if you like your handicap chases, you can get a free report HERE>>>¬†

In it I look at the importance of race positioning in these races and how that knowledge could help you find more winners. Take a look HERE>>>

Happy Punting, 


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>>>


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  1. What a fantasti race from The Bay Birch last Saturday 12/10 to win at 20/1,congratulations to Matt Sheppard,
    should we follow her after that win or not?


    1. hmm, well her handicap mark will shoot up, and handicaps from now on in may be tough – may be a case of mares conditions races/listed etc – I was surprised by that performance- as always depends on price etc. On that evidence she’ll be winning more before the season is out, but handicaps may be tough now on.

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