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My Jumps season 2013 horse to follow list
Easter Day - Paul Nicholls
Smart hurdler last term winning at Huntingdon and runner up in a Grade 1 at Newbury. His trainer believes he will make a fine novice chaser this jumps season 2013.
Ceasar Milan - Paul Nicholls
Started his career in Ireland by winning a point and national hunt flat race and followed that by scooting up in a bumper at Ayr after moving to his current yard. Should make his mark in novice hurdles this term.
Silsol - Paul Nicholls
This one is my fancy as a dark horse this season. Joined current connections mid season last year having won over 1m2f in France last year. His trainer rates him a decent prospect for Novice Hurdles.
Diamond King - Donald McCain
Caught the eye when winning 2 bumpers last year and went in to many notebooks as a Novice Hurdler to follow this year. His trainer did not overextend him and expects a big step up in class this season.
Clondaw Kaempfer - Donald McCain
Won his first 2 starts with any amount in hand but suffered an injury while running in the Challow. He could make a chaser in time but his trainer intends to start off over hurdles where his current mark could see him lift a decent prize.
Up And Go - Donald McCain
Well regarded by his trainer after 2 good hurdles wins last season, particularly the one achieved at Ascot. But it is as a novice chaser he is expected to excel and probably prefers some cut in the ground.
Golantilla - A J Martin
Bought for EU375,000 and placed in the care of Irish trainer Martin after an impressive bumper win. He also revealed a touch of class by coming 3rd in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and is viewed as good enough to take his chance in a top flight hurdles race such as the Neptune at the Cheltenham Festival.
West Wizard - Nicky Henderson
Has only had one outing but the manner in which he slammed some decent opposition in Pirate's Queen and Skyfarmer, who franked the form in some style when winning their next starts in bumpers, suggest that he could prove a bright prospect for last year's champion trainer.
Chatterbox - Nicky Henderson
Saw off the talented My Tent Or Yours on his hurdling bow at Newbury and subsequently dished out the same medicine to the Paul Nicholl's trained Lac Fontana back at the same course. A respectable 4th in the competitive Grade 1 Neptune Novice's Hurdle at Cheltenham suggests he could achieve high rank over fences this term.
African Gold - Nigel Twiston-Davies
Won four times over hurdles in his first season and stepped up markedly in class when finding only At Fishers Cross too good in Grade 1 company at the Cheltenham Festival. His last 2 runs suggest that 3 miles will be his optimum trip this term.
This horses to follow list is researched by Chris Wigg.