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  • #21290
    Bachelors Hall
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    I was pondering and after barely getting past Boston Bob and Simonsig, I decided to draw a list of horses who are most probably going novice chasing next season. After an hour, I felt I went a little overboard but here’s who, all being well, I can see taking their chances over fences next season;-

    Ambion Wood
    Arvika Ligeonniere
    Attaglance
    Back In Focus
    Ballyrock
    Barbatos
    Benefficient
    Benheir
    Benign Dictator
    Boston Bob
    Brindisi Breeze
    Broadbackbob
    Cantlow
    Captain Conan
    Carrigmorna King
    Castle Conflict
    Castletownsend
    Court In Motion
    Cross Of Honour
    Deireadh Re
    Desert Joe
    Diocles
    Dualla Lord
    Dynaste
    Empire Levant
    Final Gift
    Fingal Bay
    Firey King
    Godsmejudge
    Grand Vision
    Grandad’s Horse
    Hadrian’s Approach
    Harry Topper
    Hawkes Point
    Hazy Tom
    Highland Lodge
    Hildisvini
    Hinterland
    Hit The Headlines
    Houblon Des Obeaux
    Hunters Lodge
    Ipsos Du Berlais
    Italian Master
    Jimbill
    King’s Grace
    Knock A Hand
    Kruzhlinin
    Lovcen
    Make A Track
    Make Your Mark
    Meister Eckhart
    Merehead
    Merry King
    Monksland
    Monturgeon
    Mount Benbulben
    Oscar Nominee
    Oscar Whisky
    Oscars Well
    Our Father
    Persian Snow
    Prince Ludovic
    Poungach
    Qroktou
    Real Milan
    Rebel Rebellion
    Rocky Creek
    Rolling Aces
    Saint Roque
    Sea Of Thunder
    Sire Collonges
    Slightly Tanned
    Smad Place
    Soldatino
    Sonofvic
    Speed Master
    Simonsig
    Sword Of Destiny
    The Druids Nephew
    Toostrong
    Top Of The Range
    Vesper Bell
    Well Hello There

    Now clearly, there will be some on that list I’m looking forward to more than others but I’m hoping that the winners of Cheltenham’s four festival novice chases are on the above list.

    If anybody can add to the list (because chances are that I will have missed out a few) or point out horses that probably won’t be going novice chasing next term then that would be much appreciated.

    Also, which ones are you looking forward to the most?

    #397909
    Bachelors Hall
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    I should add Bar De Ligne to the list. I knew I would forget at least one!
    :mrgreen:

    #397913
    Smithy
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    Overturn?

    #397922
    tbracing
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    Couple of under the radar ones

    Rudemeister

    for Andrew Parker and

    Netminder

    for Sandy Thomson

    #397934
    thehorsesmouth
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    LYREEN LEGEND is another who’s a bit under the radar.

    #397949
    Venture to Cognac
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    He sure is thm, like him a lot, could easily go on to better things.

    One who missed the majority of this season was Rigour Back Bob, I’d like to see him going over fences if he returns well from injury.

    #397952
    robnorth
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    I liked the look of CAPTAIN CONAN when he appeared at Kelso recently as he has ‘steeplechaser’ stamped all over him. He was outpointed on the day by the progressive Tap Night from Lucinda Russell’s yard. That form may well look very decent by the end of April, and I reckon Captain Conan will step up a notch over fences.

    I agree with

    tbracing

    about NETMINDER. This is one who struck me as a chasing sort when I saw him in the autumn, and he’s done nicely over hurdles, so his enthusiastic trainer must surely be looking forward to next season with this one.

    rob

    #397976
    peter .h
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    Notable absentee from the list is Punjabi. Was supposed to ho chasing this season but missed it with an injury. 9 year old so will need a big performance to be winning any Arkles at 10.

    Another one missing is Solwhit! Really excited to see this one over fences.

    Really looking forward to see Divers going over fences.

    #398079
    The Young Fella
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    Divers already has gone over fences, Peter. He won the Jewson last season and ran in the Byrne Group Plate this year. :)

    #398086
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    Couple of under the radar ones

    Rudemeister

    for Andrew Parker

    If campaigned in the right way he could be a Nationalhorse for the future TB :)

    #398088
    cormack15
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    I was going to post that Captain Conan was one I was looking forward to after seeing him at Kelso but Rob beat me to it. He looks to have loads of scope about him.

    #398090
    KINGFISHER
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    I’ll throw in

    Trifolium

    , he has chaser written all over him and even at this early stage ticks the boxes with ‘Jewson’ on them. I’ve got to mention

    Batonnier

    too, he’s an RSA sort along with

    Smad Place

    ,he’ll keep out of ‘Big Bucks’ way jumping fences!

    #398163
    wilsonl
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    but I’m hoping that the winners of Cheltenham’s four festival novice chases are on the above list.

    Unlike this time last year when there were a handful or more Arkle winners in waiting I can’t think of a single horse that fits the bill this time around.

    Simonsig is by far the shortest of those already priced up but while his jumping may improve for the transition to fences I would have my doubts and even if it does, who knows what distance he’ll be aimed at.

    Very, very open race at this stage – unlike the longer races with horses of the calibre of Oscar Whiskey, Brindisi Breeze, Boston Bob, Rocky Creek et al to name but a few.

    What price we get an ex-French bred joining the yards of Nicholls, King or Pipe over the summer months heading the market come next March ?

    Lee

    #398172
    thehorsesmouth
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    PP quoted me 20/1 Lyreen Legend to win the 2013 RSA :roll:

    #398173
    MarkTT
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    Are they really sending Brindisi Breeze chasing ?

    #398241
    JJMSports
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    Are they really sending Brindisi Breeze chasing ?

    I think he could follow Bobs Worth in doing the Albert Bartlett/RSA double, would love connections to confirm his future.

    #398281
    MarkTT
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    Are they really sending Brindisi Breeze chasing ?

    I think he could follow Bobs Worth in doing the Albert Bartlett/RSA double, would love connections to confirm his future.

    I could be proved very wrong indeed but i think they should stay over hurdles, the problem being i guess is the limited number of quality staying races with prize money at that level

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