The second horse on my list is one I’m very sweet on for this coming season and is another I simply put in my notebook for this seasons novice chase division.
He had a very light 2014-2015 campaign, going to the track just three times winning on seasonal debut by 22 lengths, from a horse of Rebecca Curtis’s that won two of his next four races, culminating in a 5th of 16 in a Grade 1 at Aintree.
I saw an interview with Dan Skelton recently and the guy doing the asking asked him specifically about this horse and Dan’s face just cracked into a smile.
He is quoted as saying he believes this horse is going to be twice what he was over hurdles, hence them going easy last season.
After that debut last season they ran this horse at Cheltenham, the going officially described as soft but that must have been “Ffos Las soft”. It was a bog there in January and he finished second and his final run at the Festival was more than adequate, finishing fifth in the Albert Bartlett and best of the home team in that particular race. He had the Mullins “good thing”, BLACK HERCULES back in 7th and if he proves that much better over the big ones then the Skelton team have a heck of a lot to look forward to with VALUE AT RISK
Get that in your tracker. He is due to race at Bangor towards the end of this month before taking in a decent Cheltenham Novice in November.