Jumps Season - At The Races

Philip Hobbs Stable Tour

    The Minehead maestro bounced back to form last term and here he reveals his smart string for 2019/20, headed by JLT Novices’ Chase hero Defi Du Seuil.
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Class is permanent so they say, and it was business as usual for Philip Hobbs in 2018/19 when he passed the million-pound barrier for a fifteenth time in his career when notching up 106 winners and £1,305,373 in prize money.

That was far cry from a frustrating season in 2017/18 when a virus curtailed activities with only 63 winners on the board, but it was more Cheltenham Festival glory again for the Minehead trainer in 2019 when Defi Du Seuil improved his already impressive record with victory in the Grade 1 JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March adding to another success in the highest grade in the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown.

The undoubted star of the show could have a main early season target of the Tingle Creek at Sandown again and he was one of a very interesting team that Philip kindly discussed with Tony Elves of attheraces.com as the Jumps season proper gets under way.

All Horses

Ballotin

Form Profile:

135-rated chaser. Made a winning reappearance in a hunter chase at Southwell (2m 4 1/2f) when beating Dark Mahler 30 lengths.

Trainer Says:

He will probably be ready to run in a few weeks’ time. The Bobby Renton at Wetherby is a possible for him. He has been competing and winning in hunter chase company and I am hoping he can be competitive off a mark of 134 in handicap chases.

Video Form
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Beau Du Brizais (FR)

Form Profile:

135-rated chaser. Gained his last success in a handicap chase at Kempton (3m) in May when scoring by seven lengths from Marquis Of Carabas off a mark of 131.

Trainer Says:

He is very well and three miles over fences is his job probably on a right-handed track. He is a very adaptable horse but probably wouldn’t want the ground too soft. He is a horse who may well end up running in those long-distance chases.

Video Form
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Big Shark (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Vinnie Roe - Castlelost (Flemensfirth)
  • Owner: Mrs C Walsh & Eden Valley Chancers
  • Last Race: Sandown, 1 Feb 2020 15:00
  • Result: 5/17, mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened between last 2
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Runner-up in his only point-to-point in Ireland in April.

Trainer Says:

He came from Doncaster Sales this May and I would imagine he would run in a two and a half mile hurdle or maybe a bumper in October.

Video Form
27 Nov 2019:
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Chef D'equipe (FR)

  • 8-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Presenting - Millesimee (Video Rock)
  • Owner: David Maxwell Racing Limited
  • Last Race: Wincanton, 26 Feb 2020 17:20
  • Result: Won/5, made all, jumped well, keen until halfway, challenged 3 out, soon hard driven, stayed on gamely
  • View full form
Form Profile:

133-rated chaser. Unseated his rider at the fourth when last seen out in an amateur riders’ chase at Auteuil (2m 6f) in May.

Trainer Says:

He is very much similar to Ballotin and is owned by David Maxwell and has the same sort of rating. He will be going for two and a half mile handicap chase and I don’t really have a starting point at this stage and he would also come under consideration for that race but I wouldn’t run them both in the same contest.

Video Form
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Cotswold Way (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Stowaway - Rosies All The Way (Robellino)
  • Owner: Miss I D Du Pre
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 14 Jan 2020 14:10
  • Result: 5/8, chased leaders, pushed along before 12th, weakened soon after
  • View full form
Form Profile:

140-rated hurdler. Won four of his six starts over hurdles last season and gained his last success when scoring by 15 lengths from Capitaine at Taunton (2m 3f) in April off a mark of 131.

Trainer Says:

He will be novice chasing this season. He hasn’t schooled yet but that will be the way forward as he’s rated 140 over hurdles. I would imagine in a two and a half mile novice chase in three or four weeks.

Video Form
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Crooks Peak

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Arcadio - Ballcrina Girl (Milan)
  • Owner: Mr Andy Tilley
  • Last Race: Ascot, 21 Dec 2019 15:35
  • Result: 11/13, towards rear when blundered nearly unseated rider who lost irons at 2nd, behind and no chance after, tailed off
  • View full form
Form Profile:

135-rated hurdler. Finished fourth, beaten 33 lengths, to Beltor on his reappearance in a handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot (2m 1f) in May off a mark of 137.

Trainer Says:

He is doing very well and probably got better form when he is fresh. We will probably go novice chasing at some stage, but we will start off in a handicap hurdle imminently.

Video Form
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Dark Episode (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - No Moore Bills (Nicholas Bill)
  • Owner: Louisville Syndicate Elite
  • Last Race: Wincanton, 17 Oct 2019 16:25
  • Result: 2/16, mid-division, headway from 7th, 2nd 2 out, pressing winner flat, no impression towards finish
  • View full form
Form Profile:

110-rated hurdler. Off the mark when beating Skidoosh a length and a half in a novice hurdle at Leicester (2m 4 1/2f) in December.

Trainer Says:

He is a lesser horse who could be very well handicapped. He won on his second start at Leicester last season, but it was just a disaster for him afterwards and I don’t know why. He is only rated 110 and should be able to prosper off that.

Video Form
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Defi Du Seuil (FR)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Voix Du Nord - Quarvine Du Seuil (Lavirco)
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 11 Mar 2020 15:30
  • Result: 4/5, held up in touch on outside, rider lost right iron briefly 4 out, close enough 3 out, soon pushed along and beaten, well held when landed awkwardly last, closed on 3rd towards finish
  • View full form
Form Profile:

162-rated chaser. High-class juvenile hurdler who developed similarly in novice chase company last season. Landed the Grade 1 Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown (2m 4f) in February when beating Lostintranslation three quarters of a length and scored by two and a quarter lengths from that rival in the Grade 1 JLT Novices Chase’ at Cheltenham (2m 4f) the following month.

Trainer Says:

He is in very good form and I half have in mind the Tingle Creek as his first main target. I think soft ground over two miles should be fine for him although you could argue that he might want further. I am not sure where he will start off either the Old Roan at Aintree at the end of October, the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter or the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham. He is looking great and I am very happy with him.

Video Form
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Deise Aba (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Mahler - Kit Massini (Dr Massini)
  • Owner: Trevor Hemmings
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 12 Mar 2020 17:30
  • Result: 5/23, mid-division, close up 13th, tracked leaders 3 out, one pace next, soon ridden, kept on flat, no impression
  • View full form
Form Profile:

135-rated hurdler. Winner on his hurdling debut at Chepstow (2m 3 1/2f) in November of last year when beating Queenohearts a length and a half.

Trainer Says:

He looked very exciting when he won at Chepstow on his hurdling debut and his two runs after were disappointing. He was always a horse that was going to need time. Three-mile novice chases will be his job.

Video Form
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Filou Des Issards (FR)

  • 5-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Network - Rapiere (Video Rock)
  • Owner: S & G Soils Limited
  • Last Race: Taunton, 7 Jan 2020 14:00
  • Result: 2/10, led, ridden and headed last, kept on run-in
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Third in his only point-to-point in Ireland in May.

Trainer Says:

He ran well in his only point-to-point in Ireland and is a nice little horse. He could start off in a bumper.

Video Form
19 Oct 2019:

Flinck (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Fame And Glory - Princess Supreme (Supreme Leader)
  • Owner: Mr R A Bartlett
  • Last Race: Uttoxeter, 8 Feb 2020 15:07
  • Result: 5/9, held up, hit 6th, ridden and effort 3 out, weakened flat
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Finished third, beaten 11 1/2f lengths, to Aimee De Sivola in a maiden hurdle at Warwick (2m 5f) last Thursday.

Trainer Says:

I hope he will be winning before too long. We ran him over too long a trip first time over hurdles at Exeter and then he ran well at Taunton in March over two miles three furlongs. He made a promising return at Warwick last week and hopefully will build on that.

Video Form
8 Feb 2020:

For Langy

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Form Profile:

Winner of a flat race and a hurdle in the French Provinces

Trainer Says:

He is a nice little horse and I don’t think he will be running too early. Longer distances over hurdles should suit him well.

Garde La Victoire (FR)

  • 11-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Kapgarde - Next Victory (Akarad)
  • Owner: Mrs Diana L Whateley
  • Last Race: Kempton, 14 Mar 2020 15:15
  • Result: 3/20, tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept and no impression
  • View full form
Form Profile:

147-rated chaser. Restricted to one run last season when finishing fourth, beaten nine and a quarter lengths, to Charbel at Chepstow (2m 3 1/2f) last October off a mark of 149.

Trainer Says:

He is not back here yet so won’t be running for a bit. He had a tendon injury last year, but he is well enough now. He won’t be around until Christmas time and hopefully the handicapper will drop him a bit and give him a chance again.

Video Form
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Jatiluwih (FR)

  • 6-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Linda's Lad - Jaune De Beaufai (Ultimately Lucky)
  • Owner: David Maxwell Racing Limited
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 12 Mar 2020 14:10
  • Result: 8/24, held up in mid-division, mistake 7th, ridden and outpaced after 2 out, plugged on past beaten horses from last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

132-rated hurdler. Has won his three novice hurdles since joining the stable and heavily odds on when making a winning reappearance when beating Lord Roccoco 13 lengths at Sedgefield (2m 4f) this month.

Trainer Says:

He is horse of David Maxwell’s and he won his two races for us over two and a half last season and carried on the good work at Sedgefield. He has won a chase in France too and he looks a nice prospect.

Video Form
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Jerrysback (IRE)

  • 8-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Jeremy - Get A Few Bob Back (Bob Back)
  • Owner: John P McManus
  • Last Race: Ascot, 21 Dec 2019 15:00
  • Result: 3/10, held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders blundered 4 out, pushed along after next, hung right and kept on into 3rd at the last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

147-rated chaser. Finished third, beaten 47 ½ lengths, to Le Breuil in the NH Chase at Cheltenham (3m 7 1/2f) on his final start last March.

Trainer Says:

He ran well at Cheltenham to finish third in the National Hunt Chase and I don’t think those long distances are his job. He is probably better off over three miles on a right-handed track.

Video Form
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Kalooki (GER)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Martaline - Karuma (Surumu)
  • Owner: Mr Andrew L Cohen
  • Last Race: Haydock, 15 Feb 2020 16:25
  • Result: 2/5, chased leader, challenged 3 out, ridden after 2 out, led and hit last, headed flat, held after
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Best effort in four bumpers when runner-up, beaten a length, to New Age Dawning at Exeter on New Year’s Day.

Trainer Says:

He was placed in his bumpers last season but was a very weak horse and should improve a lot. He is a half-brother to Kruzlinin who we used to train and he will go novice hurdling over two and a half miles.

Video Form
24 Nov 2018:
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Kayf Adventure

  • 9-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Kayf Tara - My Adventure (Strong Gale)
  • Owner: Louisville Syndicate
  • Last Race: Wincanton, 26 Feb 2020 15:18
  • Result: 3/4, tracked leader, slow 1st, mistake when every chance 3 out, no extra approaching last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

136-rated chaser. In touch when falling at the 15th in a handicap chase won by Classic Ben at Sandown (3m) in February off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He is probably best at two and a half miles in very soft or heavy ground. That’s what he needs to produce his best form, or he can cope with it and the other can’t. He might want three miles now.

Video Form
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Keep Rolling (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Mahler - Kayles Castle (Good Thyne)
  • Owner: Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club
  • Last Race: Southwell, 3 Dec 2019 13:30
  • Result: 3/13, tracked leaders, mistake 1st, soon chased winner until before 2 out, kept on same pace
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of a bumper at Warwick in December.

Trainer Says:

He looked very promising when he was likely to win at Haydock when the race was voided and then he ran in another bumper. He could be one for two and a half mile novice hurdles.

Video Form
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Keep Wondering (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Scorpion - Supreme Touch (Supreme Leader)
  • Owner: Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons
  • Last Race: Kempton, 22 Feb 2020 16:10
  • Result: U/8, held up disputing close 5th, closer chasing leaders 9th, not fluent next, 4th when mistake and pecked 4 out, ridden and keeping on same pace when badly hampered by faller and unseated rider 2 out
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of a point-to-point in Ireland on his third start.

Trainer Says:

He hasn’t been here very long but is a nice sort of horse and won his point-to-point well. He is a horse who should improve, and I would imagine he will probably start in novice hurdles as he’s a five-year-old.

Video Form
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Mcnamaras Band (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Katies Pet (Glacial Storm)
  • Owner: Tim Syder & Dominic Burke
  • Last Race: Uttoxeter, 18 Oct 2019 15:50
  • Result: 10/11, held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, weakened before not fluent 3 out
  • View full form
Form Profile:

128-rated hurdler. Scored by 10 lengths from Mercy Mercy Me in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow (2m 3 1/2f) in March.

Trainer Says:

I am not quite sure where he is going to go but he will be ready to run in a few weeks. He could go for a handicap hurdle but is still a novice until the end of October.

Video Form
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Melekhov (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Sholokhov - Yorkshire Girl (Anshan)
  • Owner: Owners For Owners: Melekhov
  • Last Race: Sandown, 10 Nov 2019 12:45
  • Result: 5/8, held up, headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, no extra approachinglast
  • View full form
Form Profile:

127-rated hurdler. Finished runner-up, beaten three and a quarter lengths, to Ramore Will in a handicap hurdle at Plumpton (2m 4 1/2f) in May.

Trainer Says:

She ought to win a handicap hurdle before we think of novice chasing over two and a half miles.

Video Form
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Musical Slave (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Inghwung (Kayf Tara)
  • Owner: John P McManus
  • Last Race: Uttoxeter, 14 Mar 2020 14:25
  • Result: 2/10, held up mid-division, headway 12th, ridden and went 2nd before last, stayed on under pressure flat, not reach winner
  • View full form
Form Profile:

127-rated hurdler. Winner of handicap hurdles at Market Rasen (2m 1/2f) and Ludlow (2m) in March and completed the hat trick off a mark of 121 when stepped up in trip at Punchestown (2m 5f) in May off a mark of 121.

Trainer Says:

He was obviously a big improver at the end of last season and going up in trip helped. I don’t know if he will be going chasing this season and I imagine we will start him over hurdles.

Video Form
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Off The Planet

  • 4 Presenting
Form Profile:

Unraced.

Trainer Says:

He hasn’t raced yet but is a very nice four-year-old by Presenting owned by the Rooneys. He did everything well last year without running and hopefully he will be one that could do well in bumpers.

One For You

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Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is another who belongs to the Rooneys and he is a half-brother to Monalee. He is a nice sort of horse who will be running in bumpers in the autumn.

Pileon (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Yeats - Heath Heaven (Alflora)
  • Owner: Tim Syder & Martin St Quinton
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 13 Mar 2020 17:30
  • Result: 2/23, tracked leaders, headway before 2 out, led between last 2, ridden and hard pressed when left 3 lengths clear last, kept on, headed post
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of a bumper at Exeter in March.

Trainer Says:

He won well at Exeter and he will run in a two and a half mile novice hurdle next. He is a nice horse.

Video Form
30 Jan 2020:

Ragnar

  • 4-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Toronado - Inner Sea (Henrythenavigator)
  • Owner: Lydia's Boys
  • Last Race: Catterick, 31 Jan 2020 13:00
  • Result: PU/10, tracked leaders, driven and lost place quickly after 3 out, tailed off next, pulled up before last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

82-rated on the Flat. Favourite and in second place when falling at the sixth on his hurdling bow at Fontwell (2m 1 1/2f) last week.

Trainer Says:

He had schooled well previously but ended up on the deck at Fontwell last week. Hopefully, that was just a minor hiccup as he has been showing plenty of ability.

Video Form
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Reikers Island (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Yeats - Moricana (Konigsstuhl)
  • Owner: Mr James Drummond
  • Last Race: Wincanton, 30 Jan 2020 14:20
  • Result: 6/12, led to 3rd, chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened
  • View full form
Form Profile:

137-rated chaser. Gained his last success at Wincanton (3m 1f) when scoring by six lengths from Some Chaos off a mark of 124.

Trainer Says:

He did well last season but was only a six-year-old and is 137 already. He wants a right-handed track and three miles plus, but he is a nice horse.

Video Form
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Rock The Kasbah (IRE)

  • 10-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Shirocco - Impudent (In The Wings)
  • Owner: Mrs Diana L Whateley
  • Last Race: Taunton, 18 Jan 2020 14:50
  • Result: 2/6, hit 1st, chased leading pair, went 2nd after 14th until 4 out, ridden and well held before next, went 2nd again at the last, no chance with winner
  • View full form
Form Profile:

150-rated chaser. Gained his last win at Cheltenham (3m 3 1/2f) in November when beating Royal Vacation a length and a quarter off a mark of 147.

Trainer Says:

He is nine now and will probably go to that Chepstow meeting where he has won before although he might wait for the November Meeting at Cheltenham on November 16 where he won the long-distance chase last year.

Video Form
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Samburu Shujaa (FR)

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Poliglote - Girelle (Le Nain Jaune)
  • Owner: Robert & Janet Gibbs
  • Last Race: Exeter, 3 Mar 2020 14:30
  • Result: 3/6, held up in rear but in touch, jumped left 5th and 6th, took closer order halfway, effort in 3rd 3 out, no extra after next
  • View full form
Form Profile:

136-rated hurdler. Scored by two and a quarter lengths from Tobefair when gaining his last success at Chepstow (2m 7 1/2f) in February off a mark of 129.

Trainer Says:

He wants three miles and soft ground and he will be chasing this year.

Video Form
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Singapore Saga

  • 5-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Midnight Legend - Kim Tian Road (King's Theatre)
  • Owner: Mr D J Burke
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 28 Feb 2020 16:10
  • Result: 4/9, tracked leader, challenged 3 out, kept on and every chance between last 2, ridden before last, no extra in 4th flat
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Sixth, beaten seven and three quarter lengths, to Mystic Dreamer in her only bumper at Cheltenham in April.

Trainer Says:

She ran once last season at Cheltenham and was very green in her bumper. She still ran well and could be one that could improve this year.

Video Form
28 Feb 2020:
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Sporting John (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Wild Spell (Oscar)
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 11 Mar 2020 13:30
  • Result: 7/12, tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division 4th, pushed along after 4 out, never going pace to get on terms with leaders after, weakened before last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of an Irish point-to-point in March.

Trainer Says:

He is a very nice horse who has done very well so far. I would imagine he would start in a bumper in the autumn.

Video Form
15 Feb 2020:

Springtown Lake (IRE)

  • 8-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Gamut - Sprightly Gal (Old Vic)
  • Owner: Tim Syder
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 12 Mar 2020 16:10
  • Result: 9/23, tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last
  • View full form
Form Profile:

138-rated chaser. Gained his only success last season on his reappearance at Sandown (2m 4f) in November when beating Lithic a length and a quarter off a mark of 137.

Trainer Says:

He is a horse we are well pleased with. He is a nice sort and he probably wants two and a half miles on soft ground on a right handed track. That would be his ideal conditions and we look forward to seeing him run.

Video Form
27 Dec 2019:
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Thyme Hill

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Kayf Tara - Rosita Bay (Hernando)
  • Owner: The Englands And Heywoods
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 13 Mar 2020 14:50
  • Result: 4/19, mid-division on outside, headway and close up before 2 out, driven to challenge when not much room and switched left before last, ridden and every chance when not clear run again flat, kept on, held near finish
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Winner of a bumper at Worcester last October and subsequently short headed by Master Debonair in a listed bumper at Cheltenham in November and third, beaten two and a half lengths, to Envoi Allen in the Grade 1 Champion Bumper at Cheltenam in March.

Trainer Says:

He would be one of our best novice hurdle prospects and he will be running over hurdles very soon. He might run at Chepstow this week.

Video Form
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Tidal Flow

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Black Sam Bellamy - Mrs Philip (Puissance)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Stratford, 9 Mar 2020 15:55
  • Result: Won/4, made all, not fluent 6th, strongly challenged after 2 out, held on well (4 fences omitted)
  • View full form
Form Profile:

137-rated hurdler. Finished runner-up, beaten two lengths, to Geordie B in a novices’ hurdle at Exeter (2m 7f) on his final start in March.

Trainer Says:

He is another who will go novice chasing and he will want a minimum of two and a half miles and three miles before too long, but he is a nice horse.

Video Form
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Truckers Pass (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; brown gelding
  • Breeding: Kalanisi - Lady Knightess (Presenting)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Exeter, 1 Jan 2020 16:05
  • Result: 2/10, held up towards rear, closer tracking leaders leaving back straight, in 2nd place final 100 yards
  • View full form
Form Profile:

Finished runner-up, beaten half a length, to Soaring Glory in a bumper at Warwick last week.

Trainer Says:

He ran once in an Irish point-to-point when finishing second and the form worked out well. He made his debut for us in a bumper at Warwick last week and made a pleasing start when just touched off. Hopefully, he can soon go one better.

Truckin Away (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; brown gelding
  • Breeding: Getaway - Simons Girl (Grand Plaisir)
  • Owner: Brocade Racing
  • Last Race: Ludlow, 27 Feb 2020 14:15
  • Result: 3/5, prominent until after 3rd, chased leaders, not fluent 4th, switched left and landed very awkwardly 4 out, plugged on, no impression on winner
  • View full form
Form Profile:

132-rated hurdler. Finished runner-up, beaten five lengths, to Danny Whizzbang on his final start at Chepstow (2m 7f) in March.

Trainer Says:

He did well last season and is another who was at his best on his first run when winning at Ffos Las. He will be three-mile novice chasing.

Video Form
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Umndeni (FR)

Form Profile:

130-rated hurdler. Scored by 28 lengths from Admiral’s Sunset on his final outing at Taunton (2m 3f) in March.

Trainer Says:

When he got beat at Wincanton he was 1-7 and we thought what a disaster but the horse that beat him then won a listed race at Perth. He won well at Taunton after that and hopefully he is handicapped to win a decent handicap hurdle somewhere.

Video Form
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Winter Getaway (IRE)

  • 7-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Getaway - Galzig (King's Theatre)
  • Owner: The Kingpins
  • Last Race: Ludlow, 16 Jan 2020 14:55
  • Result: 6/13, held up in mid-division, ridden after 4 out, well beaten 3 out
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Form Profile:

Winning Irish point-to-pointer who finished third, beaten eight lengths, to Baddesley in a bumper at Fontwell last Saturday.

Trainer Says:

She is a nice sort of filly who ran a decent race for us on her stable debut at Fontwell and she can only improve on that effort.

Video Form
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Zanza (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Arcadio - What A Bleu (Pistolet Bleu)
  • Owner: Louisville Syndicate Elite
  • Last Race: Cheltenham, 13 Mar 2020 14:10
  • Result: 21/24, mid-division, lost place before 3rd, behind 3 out
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Form Profile:

136-rated hurdler. Won three of his 6 starts last season and ended his campaign with a length and three quarter success from Our Merlin at Newbury (2m 1/2f) in March.

Trainer Says:

He has won three of his six runs so far and is rated 136. We are aiming him at the Silver Trophy at Chepstow this week with him.

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