Newmill is entered in the champion hurdle it seems trainers are becoming quite fond of switching horses from the bigger obstacles to hurdles however if Newmill where to win the champion hurdle he would join a unique few in winning at cheltenham over hurdles one year and over the chase course the next the only other horse i can remember doing a similar double id Dawn Run
I take it you mean chase course one year followed by hurdles the next Danny ?
Can’t remember a horse having done this at conescutive festivals but my memory isn’t what it was.
Can’t see Murphy running Newmill in the CH considering, a returning Well Chief aside, the 2m chase division is about as weak as it’s been for a long time whereas the hurdle division shows no signs of letting up just yet.
The last time that Macs Joy was beaten by more than 8l , Newmill was 2.5l in front of Mcas Joy ( 29/12/05 ) , so , IF Newmill turns up in the Champion Hurdle , I will have it in Combination Exactas with HE and BI.
Newmill doesn’t have a single piece of hurdling form that would get him into the first 4 of the Champion Hurdle I don’t think. It would be crazy to contest that race and I don’t think for a minute that he will.