A list of our past horses to follow for the 2011/2012 Jumps season
Jumps season Ten past horses to follow 2011/2012
Aegean Dawn 6yo
This horse is a giant by any standards and really excelled himself last year when moved from the Alners to the Nicky Henderson yard. Although lightly raced he was winning hurdles at Cheltenham and Ascot and his disappointing run in the Coral Cup can be put down to the good ground. Further improvement is expected as a chaser this season and being related to gold Cup winner Cool Dawn he can be expected to make his mark.
Arvika Ligeonniere (Fr)6yo
Missed last season through injury but is expected to fulfil his promise for Willie Mullins this year. For the way he dismissed a quality field last time out at Punchestown suggests this French bred jumper has a bright future.
Burton Port (Ire)7yo
Picked up an injury when a fine 2nd to Diamond Harry last November when contesting the Hennessy Gold Cup which put him out for the rest of the season. But as Nicky Henderson pointed out, time is on his side and as a winner of five of his chase starts his stamina will stand him in good stead; especially up the Cheltenham Hill come March.
Destroyer Deployed 5yo
Won both bumper starts at Towcester and Fontwell on soft ground and then finished runner up to Cheltenian in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March. This Irish gelding now in the care of Tim Vaughan is sure to make his mark in novice hurdles this season and is a horse to follow.
Jenari (Ire) 4yo
Enjoyed a bright start to his career contesting three high class NHF races last season. A 2nd and 3rd to the smart Waaheb and Lovethehigherlaw, the last race a Grade 1 at Punchestown marks him down as a likely high achiever over hurdles for his trainer Jessica Harrington.
Kauto Stone (Fr) 5yo
It remains to be seen how this ex-French jumper measures up to the achievemnts of his half-brother Kauto Star but having won the biggest chase as a 4yo in France and now in the care of champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls, I would be surprised if at least one Gold Cup victory was not within his reach and features as one of our top past horses to follow.
Lovethehigherlaw (Ire) 5yo
A winner of two of his three starts in bumpers last season, including the Grade 1 champion race at Punchestown, beating the useful Waaheb by a neck, he is sure to feature prominently in high class novice hurdles in the 2011/2012 season. He is trained by Willie Mullins and related to champion hurdlers Morley Street and Granville Again.
Oscars Well (Ire) 6yo
Mentioned in the same breath as Moscow Flyer this horse to follow in Jessica Harrington's yard won two Grade 1 novice hurdles last term and seemed set to repeat the trick in the Neptune until falling at the last. He stays 3m well and also boasts a good turn of foot and is sure to win plenty of races.
Rocky Creek (Ire) 5yo
An Irish ex-pointer who has joined the Paul Nicholls stable, this brother of Tell Massini won his only start between the flags, beating the useful Chasing Aces in a fast time. He is likely to be sent over hurdles this year and should be followed.
Winner of the Champion point-to-point bumper at Fairyhouse in April this exciting prospect in the stable of Ian Ferguson could achieve high rank in novice hurdles this season. His owner, Ronnie Bartlett turned down an offer of 100,000 euros from Michael O'Leary of Gigginstown Stud, so much is obviously expected of him.
Past horses to follow A-B
Admirable Duchess - Did well to hang out for 2nd last time and a fast track will see her to best advantage
Advanced - Stays 1m now and staying on well - his time could be near again
Amazing Storm - well regarded by the Richard Hannon team and should be winning races soon
Attenborough - Unfazed by unsuitably soft ground at Haydock on his last start when running out a steady winner. Will be even better on faster ground.
Adelina Patti - Could pick up a race on soft ground if learning to settle
Alhira - Out of a half-sister to three winners at up to 1m stayed on well to take 2nd on her debut and is sure to win races
Avonvalley - stayed on in impressive fashion on her return from a break and could be primed to strike next time
Beyond Conceit - A good looking colt from a good family and should fulfil his potential
Byrama - Unlucky not to win on debut and still green on second outing but could put it all together soon
Barnet Fair - denied second spot when encountering trouble in running and could soon make amends
Past horses to follow C-D
Cape Rising - Stamina in the family and middle distances should suit
Catchy Tune - beginning to show a glimmer of promise after 3 starts and can progress in Nurseries and handicaps
Clockmaker back to 7f after a while, he ran well staying on strongly to the line and is one to keep on side of as he is sure to strip fitter
Country Wolf's sales price increased from 14,000gns last year to 48,000gns in April and showed more than a hint of ability
Creme Anglaise - Did well to finish as close as she did after a restrained ride over a trip shorter than ideal
Crew Cut - Speedy colt and should do well in 5f sprints
Coverholder - Related to Gold Cup 3rd Harbour Pilot and put in a fine performance over obstacles at Worcester and could make a success at this game
Dine Out - Was out paced in her last race but ran on strongly suggesting she'll relish a another furlong unplaced
Dafeef - stayed on well on his debut and this promising debut suggests he should be winning before too long
Debating Society - in Michael Stoute's yard and from a good pedigree he showed promise on his first run and once grown onto his frame could be a smart prospect
Past horses to follow E-F
Eastern Paramour - Is unexposed after just 6 runs and needed this come back outing so be sharper next time 1st
ENSNARE - Returned to winning ways last time out having slipped down the weights and could go in again if turned out quickly
ESTATES RECOVERY - Progressive chaser who stayed on strongly to win last time out and could be even better on favoured sound surface
Farhaan - Foal of a Listed winner and with a Derby entry, stayed on strongly and could learn from the experience
Fencing - Bred to get further than 7f in time and did well to get 3rd after leading separate group after a tard start
Foot Perfect - trainer D.Marnane - Irish trained horse who ran very well from a poor draw and will go close at 5 or 6 furlongs.
Past horses to follow G-H
Galiando - Inexperience and trouble in running did not help on his handicap debut but a step up to 1m 2f could see him opening his account
GENEVA GEYSER - A fluent hurdler who has now won two on the trot - is still progressive and could go in again
Ghost Protocol - trainer D,Simcock - 2 year old who was just touched off on his debut. He will be more streetwise and fitter next time out and will take all the beating.
Golden Desert - A return to form on a track he likes and worth keeping an eye on if returning there
GREAT ACCLAIM - An unexposed type who benefitted from the application of a hood on all weather debut and could go in again
Gassin Golf - Sir Mark Prescott's son of Montjeu, who holds a Derby entry, caught the eye when staying on strongly for 2nd at Lingfield last time and and is a bright prospect.
Harvard N Yale - Stayed on strongly to snatch 2nd last time out and with a Group 1 entry breaking his duch should be a formality 1st 11/4 Hello Glory - From a family of winners and with normal progression should be winning soon 1st 5/1
Past horses to follow I-J
INGLEBY EXCEED - Marked improvement when upped in trip last time and could be more to come
Jeannie Galloway - was unable to follow thriugh her run late on and defy a penalty to win again soon
Past horses to follow K-L
KING KURT - Won well last time out and style of running he should stay 1m 4f in time 1st 4/1
Labarinto - Encountered trouble in running last time but ran on strongly once in the clear and shouldn't be long in opening his account
Lady Sledmere - travelled well on her debut race moving smoothly into contention and while it got tight at the business end she is a past horses to follow next time
Lodgician - Made a decent start on his chase debut last time and should make his mark over fences in time
Lordofthehouse - A shade unlucky on his handicap debut but stayed on strongly to suggest a step up to 1m 4f will suit
Past horses to follow M-N
Mabaany - from a family of 1m winners shaped promisingly and should be up to winning a maiden
MAKING EYES is a progressive sort on turf or all weather and should win more races up to 1m 2f
Marajaa (W.Musson) Placed in top handicaps and now well down in the weights and at the time of year to catch him so check when running in 7f/1m handicaps.
MISS TENACIOUS - won at 2m 1f the time before last and again next time when upped 5f although 2m 4f could be her optimum trip
Muarrab is out of a mare whose offspring have all won at least one race and who usually improve for a first outing 1st unplaced
MYSTIC EDGE - Responded to a positive ride last time winning with something in hand and could be up to defying a penalty
Mayoman - Seems to benefit from the use of headgear and when reapplied could be of interest and is a horse to follow.
NAHRAIN - Won first 2 starts and followed up when upped in grade last time. Could be more to come
1st 7/2 Nawwaar - Ran green on his first start and was slow away and taken wider than ideal. He should come on plenty
NIGHT CARNATION - Badly drawn on unsuitable ground she made amends last time and could go in again if the ground is not too quick
Past horses to follow O-P
OCEANWAY - Filly with a good attitude and can win more races
unplaced Our Boy Jack - Kept plugging away last time out and could progress in Nurseries
Palazzo Bianco - marked improvement on debut performance and could win a race once handicapped
PANOPTIC - won well last time out after 2nd to progressive Johnny Castle the time before. She can hold her own upped in class
Paramour - a late starter but from a winning family - stayed on well on debut and there could be more to come
(unplaced removed) Praxiteles won with something in hand last time and could well be ahead of the handicapper
Pride And Joy won well last time and has scope for improvement - his trainer thinks he will get 7f
Pearl Opera - Stepped up to 1m4f she was making steady progress until meeting trouble in running and is worth keeping an eye on.
Past horses to follow Q-R
unplaced RADIOMARELLI - Won a decent race at Windsor over 6f and kept on strongly at the line -could well handle a step up in class
Robert The Painter - Finding form after a tardy start this season when 2nd at Redcar and could be poised to go one better
Rosewin - undone by an uneven pace last time the top weight finished full of running and could defy her current mark
Past horses to follow S
Slugsy Morant (H.Candy)His chances last time out were scuppered when given a poor ride by his jockey. He stayed on well though for 4th and being well handicapped is one to keep an eye out for in 7f/1m handicaps.
Symphonic Dancer - Is coming into form after a break and a return to 1m+ could see her first win
Spirit Of Gondree - on his debut in handicap company he kept on steadily after an absence of 300 days and should strip fitter next time out
Past horses to follow T-U
Thats A Fret - trainer L.Mcateer - Another from the emerald isle who made up late ground to finish well last time out. Could be suited by 6 furlongs plus.
Tigger - showed marked improvement on only hid 3rd outing staying on well and just missing out on 2nd place - could be winning next time out
Top Cop - Showed himself to be above average when running the winner close and could go one better
Past horses to follow V-Z
Vico - travelled well under a restrained ride and could be up to defying a penalty
Vita Nova - demonstrated a willing attitude when runner up last time and as the class to win a Group race this season
Viva Diva - was a 50,000gns purchase from the family of Lady Carla. She ran well on her debut is bound to have learnt lots from the experience
Wigram's Turn - showed more promise over 6f last time and on a stiffer track at this distance could make his mark
Flat season past horses to follow 2011/2012
Carlton House - trainer Sir Michael Stoute
Opened his account on his second visit to the racecourse with a facile win on soft ground at Newbury in September, scything down the opposition to win by 9 lengths.
He is sure to do well this term and boosted that claim with a clear cut win on his first start this year on good ground at York in the totesport Dante Stakes (Group 2). Although unsettled in the preliminaries he soon warmed to his task and beat a useful yardstick in Aidan O'Brien's Seville. He now heads to the Epsom Derby as likely favourite.
Courageous - trainer David Nicholls
Not fulfilled his promise after winning his debut race as a 2yo although placed in Listed company. This son of Refuse To Bend is now in the care of David Nicholls, a master at reviving the careers of struggling sprinters and after an encouraging 2nd and 3rd place finish last year is poised to hit top form.
Defence Of Duress - trainer Tom Tate
This son of Derby winner, Motivator started his career with a staying-on 4th in a 7f maiden at Newcastle in August. Third in the Trigger Trophy at Redcar in September and opened his account in a soft ground 1m maiden at Nottingham in October. With the right genes filling every bone and sinew, this improver is sure to win races this season.
Misty For Me - trainer Aidan O'Brien
Not many juvenile fillies win two Group 1 races and O'Brien has a fine prospect on his hands for 2011. Following in the footsteps of Rumplestiltskin in 2005, Misty For Me also won the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Prix Marcel Boussac and this daughter of Galileo is sure to set pulses racing this season.
Namibian - trainer Mark Johnston
Soon made his presence felt as a 2yo when powering clear on his second start in a 7f soft ground maiden at York in October. This giant of a powerhouse followed that 2 weeks later with a fst finishing 3rd over 1m at Doncaster having shown his inexperience earlier in the race. There is surely more to come and a step up in trip could play to his strengths.
Prime Exhibit - trainer Richard Fahey
Underachieved last season having been bought out of Roger Charlton's stable. After 3 runs on the all weather he finished 2nd in the Lincoln at Doncaster and won a 7f race at Wolverhampton in July. On his final outing he claimed a staying-on 6th of 19, after meeting traffic problems. He can build on those achievements this season.
Saddlers Risk - trainer Mark Johnston
Had his first race at Haydock in September when a staying-on 3rd and followed up next month by winning a 1m maiden race at Leicester, outbattling a subsequent winner. He looks certain to improve and a step up in trip should suit.
So You Think - trainer Aidan O'Brien
Achieved high rank in Australia before joining the Ballydoyle stable, winning 2 Cox Plates for 3yo's and just failing to get home in the Melbourne Cup. This talented individual could well dominate middle distance races in Europe this year.
Victoire De Lyphar - trainer David Nicholls
Came into his own in his second season when starting the campaign with a win at Doncaster in April. After a hard fought win in the Heritage Handicap at York's charity meeting in June, he just missed out to a stablemate in the Stewards Cup and again in the Ayr Gold Cup. A group winner in waiting this could be his year.
Wonder Of Wonders - trainer Aidan O'Brien
This filly's pedigree is so dazzling you need shades just to read it; being the first offspring of All Too Beautiful, (runner up to Ouija Board in the Epsom Oaks), a sister to Galileo and a half sister to Sea The Stars.
Unfancied on her sole start last season she ran a terrific race to finish 2nd and this season should see her come into her own. I rate her the best of my past horses to follow.
Jumps season past horses to follow 2010/2011
Loosen My Load
Planet Of Sound
The Real Article
Jumps season past horses to follow 2009/2010
Big Eared Fran
Past horses to follow analysis:
Ashkazar former flat horse in France took well to hurdles last season. Best effort was in the grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton when beating Whiteoak with Punjabi 10 lengths behind. Failed to perform in the Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle at Ascot in December and again wearing blinkers in the Champion Hurdle. Nevertheless has the size and scope to make a decent chaser this season in the novice ranks.
Big Bucks career changed from smart chaser to supreme staying hurdler last term. His trainer, Paul Nicholls, belatedly realised his potential in this sphere, was rewarded by his charge rattling off three straight victories at Cheltenham including the Grade 2 Cleeve Hurdle and putting Punchestowns in his place in the World Hurdle and rounding off the campaign by winning the Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree.
Big Eared Fran good novice hurdler last season who has now moved to Ireland. Won the grade 3 EBF Novices Handicap Hurdle at Sandown in March. Has the scope to make up into a decent chaser this season and is bound to win races.
Black Apalachi, a good staying chaser who had his best season last year when winning the grade 2 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Went on to win the Becher Chase at Aintree and was a leading contender for the Grand National when unseating his rider on the second circuit. Is sure to win races this term if continuing in the same form.
Cappa Bleu top class hunter chaser last season who became the first horse since Rushing Wild to win the Cheltenham Foxhunter on Rules debut at the Festival in March. Wasn't given a hard time when 18l 3rd in a 2m 4f race at Aintree in October and should prove a different horse when fully fit and stepped up to his optimum distance of 3m on a more testing track. A must for our past horses to follow list.
Cooldine emerged as a leading player in staying chases last season, winning three of his five starts over fences, two of those at the highest level. Won the RSA chase at the Cheltenham Festival and put top class Forpadydeplasterer in his place in the Moriarty Chase at Leopardstown 2m 5f, soft. Likes to get his toe in and is 2-2 on heavy.
Hurricane Fly is the favourite for this year's Champion Hurdle after showing himself to be the top novice in Ireland over 2m last season. Winning five of his six starts he suffered a set back when found lame in February forcing him out of Cheltenham but returned in cracking form to take the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in April.
I'msingingtheblues won some decent chases last term including a valuable win beating Doctor David at Doncaster over 2m 1/2f and should win more this term. Goes well fresh so that's the time to catch him.
Keki Buku proved himself a fair novice hurdler last season winning his 2nd start at Wincanton. Held in high regard by his trainer and likely to continue to progress in middle distance hurdle races this season.
Lightning Strike made a useful start in novice chases last term winning three out of five starts at Wincanton, Doncaster and Leicester. Likes to dominate in small fields.
Mad Max is a giant of a horse and has done well to win 2 bumpers and two novice hurdles. His only defeat coming on the heels of Mikael D'Haguenet at the Cheltenham Festival. Sure to come into his own over fences and his debut is eagerly awaited. Is sure to add points to our past horses to follow results.
Mikael D'Haguenet won all six of his starts over hurdles last term when he came over from France to Ireland to join Willie Mullins stable. This included three grade one's the best of which was the defeat by 4l of Cousin Vinny in 2m 4f Champion Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in May.
Tataniano is an ex Irish pointer and lightly raced novice hurdler. Won his bumper at Chepstow last October and narrowly failed to land the odds at Kempton on his hurdling debut. Won easily by 10 lengths at Exeter next time before being beaten 35 lengths behind Diamond Harry in a grade 2 at Cheltenham. returned to that course in April he was impressive in making all to beat Postmaster by 21 lengths. Has bags of speed and unbeaten on good ground he will be a potent force in 2m chases this season.
Tatenen began his career as a 2m novice chaser last season winning his first two starts. Failed to shine however in his 4 grade 1 races. Likely to be upped in trip this term and has good prospects of fulfilling his early potential.
Tricky Trickster established himself as a top staying chaser last year winning his first start over fences in a 3m novice handicap at Newbury in December. Ran 2nd to Ping Pong Sivola in 2m 5f novice handicap at Cheltenham before excelling himself in the 4m National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Trainer states he will be aimed at the Grand National and is likely to run in hurdles (yet to win) to protect his mark. An exciting addition to our past horses to follow for staying races.
Vino Griego was purchased in the French sales for 65,000 euros and began to make his mark in bumpers last term. Stepped up on his debut 2nd at Newbury with a runaway success over 2m at Ascot. Sure to do well if he takes to hurdling.
Zaynar enjoyed undoubted success last season as a juvenile hurdler, winning all three of his starts. Culminating with a fine win in the Triumph Hurdle. Expected to make his mark in top 2m hurdle races this season and one of our top past horses to follow.
Flat season past horses to follow 2009
Abroad (GB) Alanbrooke (GB) Alcalde (GB) Benbane Head (USA) Bygones Of Brid (IRE) Cadspeed (FR) Cape Quarter (USA) Carniolan (GB) Charm School (GB) Conduit (IRE) Cook's Endeavour (USA) Cranky Corner (GB) Crowded House (GB) Dancourt (IRE) Daraahem (IRE) Dark Mischief (GB) Delegator (GB) Double Dash (GB) Dunguib (IRE) Electrolyser (IRE) Falcativ (GB) Fennis Boy (IRE) Fleeting Star (USA) Forte Dei Marmi (GB) Fulham Broadway (IRE) Nehaam (GB)
Otaared (GB) Ouster (GER) Park Lane (GB) Pepe Simo (IRE) Play To Win (IRE) Quel Esprit (FR) Quinola Des Obeaux (FR) Red Harbour (IRE) Redford (IRE) Rite Of Passage (GB) Run For The Hills (GB) Sans Frontieres (IRE) Saptapadi (IRE) Sariska (GB) Scene Two (GB) Secrecy (GB) Shamali (GB) Shinrock Paddy (IRE) Sicilian Secret (IRE) Some Present (IRE) Venture Capitalist (GB) Walking Talking (GB) Warringah (GB) Zero Money (IRE)
National Hunt past horses to follow 2008/2009 season updated 22/10/08
Horse Profit level stakes 4.57
American Trilogy -2
An Innocent Man
Son Of Flicka -1
Jimmy The Saint
Reve De Sivola -1
Diamond Harry 1.63
According To Dick -1
Nur Tau -2
Dee Ee Williams 3.5
Hurricane Fly 2
Cousin Vinny -1
Quinder Spring -1
Kielder Rise -1
Deep Purple 2.5
Superior Ben -1
Flat past horses to follow 2008 season updated 22/10/08
Horse ---- Profit at level stakes 26.76
Atlantic Sport 1.25
Followmyfootsteps not run
Getaway not run
Jack Dawkins -1.0
Lush Lashes 7.25
Mia's Boy 2.5
Milne Graden -2.5
Palace Moon 1.1
Raven's Pass -2.13
Roaring Forte 1.0 Sadler's Kingdom -2.0
Turbo Linn -3.0
Twice Over 0.75
Twilight Dawn 25.0
US Ranger -5
Washington Irving -4.56
National Hunt past horses to follow 2007/2008 season updated 15/12/07
Horse Profit level stakes
Apt Approach 2.5
Big Buck's -1.27
Celestial Halo 5.2
Duc De Regniere -0.71
Elusive Dream -1.93
Gold Award 2.57
Grand Lahou -1.0
Gullible Gordon -1.0
Hells Bay -1.33
Kimberlite King -1.0
Let Yourself Go 0.90
Mille Et Une -2.0
Mr Pointment 4.5
Nenuphar Collonges 11.0
Nevada Royale 0.29
Penn Da Benn -2.0
Procas De Thaix -0.71
Pur De Sivola 2.75
Rapid Increase 0.0
Robin De Sherwood 1.7
Seven Is My Number 6.25
Sherwoods Folly 5.5
State Of Play -2.0
Theatre Girl -3.0
The Package 2.5
The Polomoche 0.50
The Tother One 3.36
Tidal Bay 0.08
Twist Magic 4.18
Woolcombe Folly -3.0
Total Profit level stakes 40.19
My National Hunt Past horses to follow List Results for the 2006/2007 season.
The numbers after the horse indicate the number of wins this season followed by the profit at level stakes. Past horses to follow results from Sept updated to 16th April 2007
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Horse Profit level stakes Number of wins since October 2006
Alambic - not run
An Accordion -1.11 2
Bewleys Berry -4.00
Bold Fire 0.12 2
Black Jack Ketchum -3.64 1
Cast Iron Casey 4.00 1
Cimyla -0.50 1
Christdalo -4.84 2
Good Spirit -4.33 1
Granit Jack -3.80 1
Honourable Spider 6.50 1
Inglis Drever 9.88 2
Kicks For Free -4.32 2
Lorient Express -4.00
Mr Strachan -1.75 2
Miko De Beauchene 2.00 1
Monet's Garden 4.30 3
Mr Pointment -1.80 1
Natal 1.52 4
Nobody Tells Me -8.00
Nous Voila -1.00
Ornais -2.09 1
Ouninpohja -5.33 1
Our Vic 2.00 1
Paulo Dancer -1.15 2
Penneyrose Bay 3.00 1
Racing Demon -3.37 1
State Of Play 9.00 1
Rev En Bleu -3.00
Senorita Rumbalita -0.75 1
Tamarinbleu -2.18 1
Taranis 9.05 3
The Listener 3.00 1
Tighe Caster -1.25
War Of Attrition -2.27 1