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Ahead On The Flat

The Top Flat Horses To Follow for 2017

Foreword by Ed CHAMBERLIN, ITV Racing

Mark Howard has firmly established himself as one of the best pundits in racing. His razor-sharp analysis of a race, incredible list of contacts within the sport, thorough research and an unmatched eye for finding a horse of untapped potential all come together in this book. It can prove to be a goldmine for punters.”

Stable Interviews:


Ahead On The Flat (148 pages) also features the following sections:

  • The Top 40 Prospects - last year’s produced the likes of FOREVER POPULAR (11/1 & 16/1), ROYAL ARTILLERY (10/1), CENTRAL SQUARE (3 wins), SO MI DAR (3), HIGHER POWER, LORD GEORGE andMAZZINI (all won twice).
  • Handicap Snips
  • Maidens In Waiting – 6 Three Year olds who caught the eye last year
  • Significant Sales – a select group of horses who will be racing for new connections this summer having gone under the hammer.
  • Stable Gossip – the latest news from Sir Michael Stoute’s powerful yard
  • Unraced Three Year Olds – 12 horses who didn’t see a racecourse last year but are expected to make up for lost time this season.
  • Appendix
  • Index

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9 WINNERS: CARAVAGGIO (Advised @ 5/2), LADY AURELIA (2/1), USHERETTE (9/4), PERSUASIVE (11/4), EVEN SONG (Advised @ 9/2), ORDER OF ST GEORGE (Advised @ 11/10), CHURCHILL (8/11), TWILIGHT SON (Advised @ 7/1) & OUTLOOK TRAVELLER (10/1), plus Lightning Spear (Advised @ 25/1 – 3rd), Librisa Breeze (Advised @ 25/1 – 2nd), Mitchum Swagger (Advised @ 33/1 – 3rd), Radiantly (4th @ 20/1) & Queen Kindly (Advised @ 12/1 – 3rd)

Quote: “CARAVAGGIO has looked a class act in both his races winning his maiden at the first time of asking at Dundalk by a length and three quarters. Sent off 1/3 favourite, the son of Scat Daddy beat his stablemate and subsequent winner and Listed placed Lundy. Stepping up in grade, he readily landed the Listed Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh’s Guineas fixture (Yielding/Soft) last month beating six previous winners. Although blessed with a lot of speed, he should have no trouble staying an extra furlong. Aidan O’Brien 2016 renewal.” Advised @ 5/2 WON the Coventry Stakes @ 13/8

Quote: “LADY AURELIA arrives from the US with a very lofty reputation. Wesley Ward has already won this race twice (Jealous Again (2009) and Acapulco (2015)) and this daughter of Scat Daddy was a seven and a half lengths winner on her sole outing at Keeneland (4.5f) in April breaking the course record in the process. Her trainer reported last month: “She’s had two of the most sensational breezes of any horse I have ever brought over. Acapulco had some fantastic breezes but she also had a few foot issues going into the race that she came through and won. Like her, this is also a big, imposing filly – but this particular filly is going into this race spot on. She will run an amazing race and it will take a would-be champion to beat her.” The one concern though would be slow ground.” WON the Queen Mary Stakes by seven lengths @ 2/1

Quote: “USHERETTE is held in the highest regard by Andre Fabre having only suffered one defeat from six races during her career. Seventh of eight in the Prix Rothschild behind Amazing Maria last summer, she has won all three of her races this year. Following wins at Deauville and Chantilly, the Shamardal filly captured the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket in early May by a length from Arabian Queen. This has been her target since and, while she has to buck the trend in terms of carrying a penalty to victory, she goes into the race with outstanding claims.” WON the Duke of Cambridge Stakes @ 9/4

Quote: “LIBRISA BREEZE needs six horses to drop out to ensure a run. Previously trained by Jeremy Noseda, he was bought for 90,000gns in October and the Mount Nelson gelding won on his first run for his new connections at Wolverhampton in April. Coming from last to first, he beat Capo Rosso (won since) by a length with subsequent Zetland Gold Cup winner Revolutionist back in fourth. Only raised five pounds, he has only had seven races in his career and, while he has yet to win on turf, he was only beaten a head by the progressive Arthenus at York (1m 1f) last October. Fast ground is an unknown. Best Price: 25/1 (Bet365)” Advised @ 25/1 for the Royal Hunt Cup – 2nd @ 8/1

Quote:“MITCHUM SWAGGER was a most progressive horse last Autumn winning a handicap at Haydock (1m : Soft) off a mark of 87 before finishing second on his next two outings at the same track and a Listed race at Newmarket (beaten a head by Big Baz). Rated 108, he only beat one home on his reappearance in the Listed King Richard III Stakes at Leicester behind Home of The Brave but he almost certainly found seven furlongs in such company too sharp. Given a break since (53 days), he enjoys a strongly run mile and George Baker (1120) will deliver him late. Any ease in the ground is a bonus. Best Price: 33/1 (Betfred)” Advised @ 33/1 for the Royal Hunt Cup – 3rd @ 14/1

Quote:“Champion trainer John Gosden hasn’t won this since Cask prevailed in 1995 but he is expected to run the unbeaten and very progressive PERSUASIVE. The Dark Angel filly won her only race last year at Kempton before winning handicaps this term at Goodwood and Chelmsford off marks of 80 and 87. On each occasion, the grey has displayed a telling turn of foot and an eight pounds rise may not be enough to prevent her making it four wins from as many starts. Her only turf run came on good ground, although her half-brother Amazour won on good to soft.” WON the Sandringham Handicap @ 11/4

Quote: “EVEN SONG is a half-sister to St Leger winner Simple Verse and she was an easy winner of a Leopardstown maiden last backend. Only third in the Pretty Polly Stakes behind Swiss Range and Chicadoro, she would have finished closer had she not encountered traffic problems. The Mastercraftsman filly looks to be crying out for this trip and, having missed the Epsom Oaks, she looks a major contender.” Advised @ 9/2 WON the Ribblesdale Stakes @ 15/8

Quote: “TWILIGHT SON, rather like Magical Memory, was most progressive last term winning a handicap at Newmarket off 83 before going on to win the Group 1 Betfred Sprint at Haydock and then finishing second behind Muhaarer on champions’ day. Indeed, Henry Candy’s colt improved 34lbs during 2015. He left the impression he was in need of the run when a respectable fifth in the Duke of York Stakes last month and should improve plenty as the year goes on. His half-brother Music Master finished fourth in this race twice – his younger sibling has more ability though.” Advised @ 7/1 WON the Diamond Jubilee Stakes @ 7/2

Quote: “OUTBACK TRAVELLER won five times for Jeremy Noseda but hasn’t entered the winners’ enclosure since October 2014 (9 races). Bought by Robert Cowell for 65,0000gns in October, he has raced twice for his new trainer. Having encountered plenty of traffic problems at Haydock in April, he eventually finished seventh (still on the bridle) behind Predominance. He then didn’t appear to get home in the Victoria Cup at Ascot having travelled strongly. It will be the first time he has run over six furlongs since August last year but his form figures over the trip are 4113. A previous course winner, he doesn’t want rattling fast ground – in fact, good or slightly slower is ideal. He has sound claims.” WON the Wokingham Stakes @ 10/1

Plus: GREAT THOUGHTS (15/8 & 7/2), INDULGED (6/4), LOCKHEED (Evens), YANGTZE (10/11 & 4/1)

Quote: “David Simcock sent out 6 winners during May and Luca Cumani’s former assistant will be looking towards three year old fillies’ handicaps for the lightly raced GREAT THOUGHTS. A daughter of Iffraaj out of a Galileo mare, she is from the family of Drill Sergeant and Solder of Fortune and will therefore relish tackling a mile and a half for the first time. Unplaced in two runs last year, she showed promise on her second outing at Newbury. However, she took a step forward on her three year old debut when finishing third in a ten furlongs maiden at Newcastle at the end of last month. Given an educational ride by Freddie Tylicki, she stayed on to take third behind two colts, namely Shraaoh (now rated 91) and Wave Reviews (rated 81). William Haggas likes the runner-up and Great Thoughts was only a length and three quarters behind him. Following her three career starts, the handicapper has allocated her 72, which seems fair, to say the least. While she looks capable of winning over ten furlongs, I expect more improvement over further. Simcock trains his horses to improve with racing and she is unlikely to be any different.” WON twice over twelve furlongs @ 15/8 & 7/2

Quote: “HIGHER POWER: Despite being a five race maiden, I remain convinced he is a good horse who will win a valuable middle distance handicap one day. Slowly away on his reappearance at Haydock in April, he stayed on well to finish second behind Rock Song in a ten furlongs handicap off a mark of 80. Raised three pounds, he then stepped up another furlong at Kempton but had the misfortune to bump into the Hardwicke Stakes bound Almodavar. No match for David Lanigan’s impressive winner, he kept on in the closing stages having allowed the leader plenty of rope. Twelve furlongs ought to be within his stamina range and he is handicapped to win races, especially with his stable engaging top gear in recent weeks.” WON twice @ 7/4 & 11/10

Quote: “HUGE FUTURE (page 121): It remains to be seen whether he lives up to his name but the well bred son of Shamardal is one to watch in a handicap next time off a mark of 85. Slowly away on his belated racecourse debut over a mile at Newmarket last month, he finished an eyecatching fourth behind Star Blaze under Adam Kirby. Stepping up an extra two furlongs at Newcastle on his second start, he confirmed the promise with a ready two lengths success from Gibbs Hill. Kevin Stott enjoyed an armchair ride with his mount ranging upside the runner-up without coming off the bridle. Pushed out to win with plenty in hand, he looks better than a mid-80s horse and has Pattern race aspirations.” WON next time at Newbury off 85 @ 2/1

Quote: “MAZZINI: From the family of July Cup winner Frizzante, he has been bitterly disappointing in three appearances this year. Five lengths third behind Maximian and Foresight (both fourth next time) in a six furlongs maiden at Doncaster in April, he then finished last of eight in a similar contest at Leicester less than three weeks later. Too keen early on, he weakened markedly inside the final furlong – it was too bad to be true, given the fact James Fanshawe had given him entries in the Commonwealth and July Cups. Making his handicap debut off a mark of 73 at Kempton last week, he had a wide draw to contend with and that ultimately cost him dearly. Forced to drop in, he forfeited too much ground to the favourite and front running Papa Luigi and could never land a blow. A running on third, he was still beaten nearly five lengths. I think there is every chance he will be gelded and given plenty of time. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if his patient connections elected to leave him off until next season. He reportedly works like a Group horse but hasn’t reproduced it on the racecourse. Don’t lose faith in him because one day he will reward us with interest.” WON twice @ 2/1 & 15/8

Quote: “Sir Michael Stoute has done very well with middle distance/staying horses owned and bred by Philip Newton. The likes of Hi Calypso (Park Hill Stakes), Warringah, Jedi, Rye House and Evangelist all hail from the same family and the lightly raced YANGTZE is the latest member, who is out of the first named. A three year old gelding by Dansili, he finished fourth on both his starts as a juvenile over a mile at Kempton and Pontefract. Tackling ten furlongs for the first time, he finished fifth on his reappearance at Leicester in April. Beaten around eight lengths, it was a strongly contested maiden with the first three home being Imperial Aviator (won the London Gold Cup since), Ulysees (stablemate and won his maiden by eight lengths next time) and UAE Prince. Given a mark of 71, he made his handicap debut over the same trip at Sandown in May and was a running on third behind the progressive Primitivo (won his last three races). Only beaten a length and a half, he then stepped up to a mile and a half in the Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh earlier this month. In finishing fourth, he produced a career best only three and a half lengths behind William Haggas’ Dal Harraild and has only been raised a pound to a mark of 74. Winning a middle distance three year old handicap ought to be a formality for this well bred gelding. His family all got better with age and distance.” WON twice @ 10/11 & 4/1


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6 WINNERS: IDAHO (5/6), QUEEN KINDLY (Advised @ 8/1), QUEST FOR MORE (9/2), NEMORALIA (15/8), RIVET (15/8), HEARTBREAK CITY (Advised @ 20/1 WON the Ebor @ 15/2)

Quote: “HEARTBREAK CITY won the staying handicap at this meeting last year off 81 (now 103) and was also a twelve lengths winner over a mile and a quarter at Cork in March (heavy ground) off 88. Too keen in the Chester Cup, he wasn’t suited by the steady early gallop either. Tony Martin’s gelding has won twice over hurdles since though winning a maiden hurdle at Tipperary and a handicap at the Galway Festival off 118. He is therefore following a similar pattern to last year ie ran at Galway before running at York. Fast ground would be a concern though. Otherwise he has definite claims. Best Price: 20/1 (Betfred, Boylesports, Skybet, Stan James).” Advised @ 20/1 WON the Betfred Ebor @ 15/2 by four lengths.

Quote: “QUEEN KINDLY is another daughter of Frankel and she is out of the 2009 winner of this race, namely Lady of The Desert. Rated 102, she is a dual winner at Catterick with her sole defeat coming in the Albany Stakes. However, Richard Fahey’s charge ran extremely well considering the ground was too soft and it was only a fortnight after her debut win at the North Yorkshire track. Six furlongs on fast ground promises to be her optimum conditions and this flat track will also play to her strengths too. It would be no surprise to see her emerge the best of those who contested the Albany Stakes in June.” Advised @ 8/1 WON the Lowther Stakes @ 9/2

Quote: “QUEST FOR MORE was another progressive horse last term winning the Northumberland Plate and finishing second in the Goodwood Cup. Not disgraced when ninth in the Melbourne Cup either, he has run respectably this year without managing to get his head in front. Second and third in Listed races at the track over a mile and six, he was sixth last time in the Goodwood Cup having been held up. Fast ground is important to the six year old (Times Up the last winning 6yo in 2012) and he also wants an evenly run race. His course form reads 223 and George Baker gets on well with Roger Charlton’s gelding (41321126). Granted decent ground, he has each-way claims.” WON the Lonsdale Cup @ 9/2

Quote: “NEMORALIA is a high-class filly who was twice placed in Grade 1 company in the US last Autumn, including in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Jeremy Noseda’s filly was very impressive when winning the Listed Michael Seely Memorial Stakes at York in May by six lengths. She was then an excellent second in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on unsuitably slow ground. Fourth in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly last time, this will be the first time she has tackled seven furlongs since August last year (form figures over the trip 21). A three year old filly won this race last year (Fadhayyil). The More Than Ready filly appreciates fast ground and certainly isn’t short of speed. Jamie Spencer takes the ride for the first time and will be doing his minimum weight of 8st 6lb, which speaks for itself.” WON the City of York Stakes @ 15/8

Quote: “RIVET is from a family William Haggas knows particularly well having also trained his full-brother Out And About and half-brothers Bilimbi and Martian amongst others. The son of Fastnet Rock, who is entered in the Champagne, Middle Park and Dewhurst Stakes, made a most encouraging start to his career when runner-up at Ascot. Fancied to run well beforehand in the six furlongs maiden, he was partnered by Ryan Moore and finished a length and a quarter second behind Eqtiraan. The step up to seven furlongs will suit and the yard are in splendid form (12 juvenile winners in 2016). He should go well.” WON the Convivial Maiden Stakes @ 15/8

Plus: Quote: “As usual Aidan O’Brien has a formidable team of juveniles in 2016 with Group 1 winner Caravaggio spearheading his challenge. I was most impressed with his ‘Glorious’ Goodwood maiden winner RHODODENDRON last month. A beautifully bred daughter of Galileo out of triple Group 1 winner Halfway To Heaven, she finished runner-up on her debut at the Curragh in June behind Rehana (third has won since). She confirmed the promise by winning the fillies’ maiden over seven furlongs at the Sussex track last month under Ryan Moore. Leading inside the final furlongs, she was very strong at the finish and won going away by a length and three quarters. Entered in the likes of the Moyglare Stud, Rockfel, Fillies Mile and Cheveley Park Stakes, she will stay at least a mile and looks a genuine Classic contender for next season (top price 20/1 for the 1000 Guineas in 2017).” WON twice @ 11/8 & 5/2 including the Group 1 Fillies Mile. As short as 7/2 for the 1000 Guineas.


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PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE: FOUND (Advised @ 9/1 WON @ 6/1)

Quote: “FOUND endured a nightmare passage in last year’s race before finishing ninth. Only beaten five lengths, she went on to beat Golden Horn in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Aidan O’Brien’s filly was a winner at the Curragh during the spring but has finished second in her last five races. Runner-up in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks, she ran a cracker last time when beaten three parts of a length by Almanzor in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. The return to twelve furlongs (9122) will suit and she thrives on racing. A dual Group 1 winner, Solemia (2012) and Treve (2014) won this as four year old fillies in recent times. Ryan Moore (122292131222) will hopefully take the ride. While she has ground to make up with Postponed on their meeting at Epsom in June, the Galileo filly tends to come good in the Autumn and it would be no surprise to see her go close. Best Price: 9/1 (Bet365).” Advised @ 9/1 WON @ 6/1

Quote: “BESS OF HARDWICK: Like a number of her stablemates, she was slow to come to hand this year and didn’t make her reappearance until mid summer. A disappointing eighth at Ascot in July, the Dansili filly ran better next time at Salisbury but still only finished fourth behind the progressive Dubka (won again since). However, Luca Cumani’s charge finally showed what she is capable of at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting this month. Contesting a twelve furlongs fillies’ handicap and partnered by Andrea Atzeni for the first time, she ran out an authoritative one and three quarters of a length winner from Kiltara off a mark of 86. Despite edging to her left late on, she always looked in control and a six pounds rise in the ratings may not be enough to prevent her from following up. It is possible her connections will steer her towards a Listed event (see Eyeshine write-up) at some stage during the Autumn and it would be no surprise to see her make an impact. She is one to follow during the remaining weeks of the season, although soft ground is an unknown.” WON a Listed race at Lingfield (27/10/16) @ 9/2

Quote: “INTIMATION: Her performance in the Group 3 Lavarack and Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes at Gowran Park last Sunday summed up her season. The Dubawi filly had something to find on figures with an official rating of 90 but belied that with a very good run in third. Chris Hayes’ mount was travelling as well as anything turning for home but she couldn’t match either Duchess Andorra or Laganore inside the final furlong. Beaten less than a length, she appreciated the easy ground and is more than capable of winning something similar before the end of the year.” WON a Listed race at Naas (16/10/16) by four lengths @ 3/1

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One Jump Ahead

The Top National Hunt Horses To Follow for 2016/2017

Foreword by Nick LUCK, Channel 4 Racing & 6 times Broadcaster of The Year

Stable Interviews:

Gordon Elliott, Brian Ellison, Harry FRY, Warren GREATREX, Philip HOBBS, Malcolm JEFFERSON (New), Alan KING, Paul NICHOLLS, Ben PAULING (New), David PIPE, Dan SKELTON, Harry WHITTINGTON (New).

Quotes from One Jump Ahead’s Talking Trainers section:

“If fulfilling his potential, he is the best handicapped horse in the yard.” GORDON ELLIOTT

“She is a gorgeous filly who we put out in the paddock during the summer. A junior bumper is on her agenda. I like her a lot.” BRIAN ELLISON

“A very promising young horse who is a hugely exciting prospect for chasing this season.” HARRY FRY

“A very promising horse who we have high hopes for over fences this winter. He has a lot of potential.” PHILIP HOBBS

“He is an exciting prospect for juvenile hurdles and I love him.” ALAN KING

“I like him a lot and he is an exciting prospect for novice hurdles.” PAUL NICHOLLS

“I think he is a lovely horse and one of my top three youngsters. I will be disappointed if he doesn’t develop into a Cheltenham Festival contender.” BEN PAULING                                                                           

“A very exciting horse who was bought to replace our Grade 1 winner Arzal, who we unfortunately lost earlier this year.” HARRY WHITTINGTON

One Jump Ahead (192 pages) also features the following sections:

The Top 40 Prospects – Profit for 10 of the last 15 seasons.

Half A Dozen Handicappers – six horses who look ahead of the assessor, five of which have changed stables since last season

Bromley’s Best Buys – Leading Bloodstock Agent Anthony Bromley highlights his new recruits from France and Ireland. 35 winners last season at a strike-rate of 27%, including ADRIEN DU PONT (Grade 1 winner), BAOULET DELAROQUE (3 wins), HANDSOME SAM (9/1), LE PREZIEN (3 wins) and THE ORGANIST (3 wins).

Irish Pointers – expert Declan Phelan, who has unearthed the likes of Best Mate, Champagne Fever, Finian’s Rainbow, Peddlers Cross etc, picks his 50 to Follow. Last year’s feature produced 33 winners at a strike-rate of 21%, including BACARDYS (Grade 2 winner), GO LONG (6/1), MALL DINI (Pertemps Final @ 14/1) and SHATTERED LOVE (5/1).

French Revolution – over 25 new arrivals from France, 18 of which are trained by Irish champion Willie Mullins. Owned by leading patrons Gigginstown House Stud, Susannah Ricci & Graham Wylie.

Appendix – bigger than ever before – a full and comprehensive analysis of the 2 mile chasers, 2m 4f chasers, staying chasers, 2 mile hurdlers & staying hurdlers


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I shall be producing 5 One Jump Ahead Updates throughout the 2016/17 National Hunt season. Each Update comprises information about the horses in One Jump Ahead, an update from top Bloodstock Agent Anthony Bromley, Bumper News, Ante-Post Advice (recommendations for the major races), Big-Race Previews and News from Ireland from one of the most informed Irish experts Declan Phelan. Please note, the Updates are ONLY AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL (Not Post).

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WINNERS: SAUSALITO SUNRISE (7/1), LEAVE AT DAWN (7/2), GARDE LA VICTOIRE (8/15), UNOWHATIMEANHARRY (7/2). Plus: BUYWISE (Advised e/w @ 16/1 – 2nd at 10/1) & SUPER STORY (E/W @ 8/1 – 2nd)

Quote: SAUSALITO SUNRISE was a four times winner over hurdles and he won on his chasing debut last season at Chepstow. Philip Hobbs’ former pointer then chased home Kings Palace twice at Cheltenham, including at this meeting. The seven year old then sustained a shoulder injury when falling in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day and missed the rest of the campaign. Well supported on his reappearance in a valuable handicap chase at Chepstow last month, he moved smoothly into contention turning for home. However, the Gold Well gelding stopped quickly soon afterwards and was pulled up. Richard Johnson clearly felt something was amiss but he was reportedly sound afterwards. His record at Cheltenham is 3622 and, while this will be the furthest he has raced, I will be surprised if he doesn’t stay. I think he is better than his official mark of 144 suggests.” WON @ 7/1

Quote: LEAVE AT DAWN is a full-brother to Lucinda Russell’s progressive staying chaser Presenting Lodger and he has won 2 of his 9 races for Charles Byrnes. Successful at Thurles and Killarney off 94 and 108, the five year old is now rated 124 (120 in Ireland). He had his first run for five months at Galway in October and, having moved strongly, he got tired late on before finishing fourth behind The Job Is Right off 118. That run should have put him spot on.” WON @ 7/2

Plus: ASHOKA (11/10), DIAMOND KING (6/5, 12/1), KEEPER HILL (5/4)

Quote: “At the risk of sounding obsessed with the horse, I remain convinced DIAMOND KING will win a big handicap at some stage during his career. Featured in the Top 40 Prospects of OJA for a couple of seasons, the seven year old endured a lean campaign last winter and was never right according to Donald McCain. Transferred to Gordon Elliott during the summer, one couldn’t help noticing the enthusiasm with which Elliott spoke of the Diana Whateley owned gelding when we chatted in July. The King’s Theatre gelding had his first run for his new trainer at Down Royal last month and, while he ran well enough in fourth, he would have been considerably closer had he not been caught up in the carnage which ensued at the third last flight. Badly hampered, he stayed on in the closing stages. Not for the first time, Diamond King left the impression he will improve over trips in excess of two miles and he holds an entry in a two and a half miles handicap hurdle at Cork on Sunday (2.30). I will be amazed if he doesn’t win races for Gordon Elliott off his mark of 132. Very rarely does Gordon Elliott get excited about one of his horses when interviewed – he did when we discussed Diamond King.”WON the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival @ 12/1

Quote: “County Clare trainer Ronnie O’Leary sent out Threeways to win a bumper at Carlisle on Monday and Irish expert Declan Phelan emailed me the same evening to inform me that the stable have an even better prospect in KEEPER HILL. A four year old by Westerner, he was entered at Bangor yesterday but didn’t take up the engagement. However, his debut is clearly imminent and he is likely to be the subject of good support when stepping foot on a racecourse for the first time. Purchased for €31,000 at Goffs last year, he is from the family of Champion Hurdle winner Make A Stand. O’Leary has trained 6 bumper winners in the UK during the last five seasons from only 17 runners (35%).” WON on debut in a bumper at Market Rasen by 6 lengths @ 5/4 (19/11/15)

BROMLEY’S BEST BUYS – Part II: WINNERS: BROTHERLY COMPANY (9/2, 13/8), FINGERTIPS (5/2), FOOTPAD (3 wins including Grade 1 victory @ 14/1), TOMMY SILVER (4/6), WHO DARES WINS (5/6, 3/1)

Quote: FOOTPAD: “An exciting three year old prospect owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, he has joined Willie Mullins and showed strong progressive form in two career starts at Auteuil in the spring. His close second on his latest outing represents good form and he is a great looking sort with size and scope. He is pleasing his trainer and should be out later this month.” Grade 1 winner @ 14/1 at Leopardstown (6/2/15)

Quote: WHO DARES WINS: “I bought this son of Jeremy as a yearling for Henry Ponsonby and the syndicate have had a lot of fun with him on the Flat with Richard Hannon this year. He has now moved to Alan King for the winter and I can report that he has really taken well to jumping hurdles at Barbury Castle. He has enough Flat ability to take him to the top of the juvenile tree, so it will be interesting to see how Alan campaigns his juveniles this season.” WON Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Doncaster by 20 lengths @ 3/1 (12/12/15)



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PADDY POWER CHASE: MINELLA FORU (Advised @ 14/1 wins at 7/1)

Quote: MINELLA FORU: “The Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown on Sunday (27th December) is one of the most competitive races of its type. Leading owner J.P.McManus has won the three miles event in recent seasons with World Wide Web (2003), Keepatem (2004) and Colbert Station (2012) and he is sure to be well represented once again this year. Eddie Harty confirmed last week that the six year old MINELLA FORU is firmly on course for the race and, off his mark of 134, I am expecting him to be competitive (10st 8lb). Yet to tackle three miles under Rules, he won a point over the trip for John Nallen and his half-brother Minella Hero won over three miles at Wetherby in May for Micky Hammond. A Grade 3 winning hurdler, he finished sixth in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2014 before sent chasing last season. The King’s Theatre gelding won by nine and a half lengths at Limerick in May (2m 3f) before running an eyecatching race on his reappearance at Fairyhouse last month. Minella Foru stayed on well over an inadequate two miles one in a decent handicap chase to finish second under Mark Walsh. Despite a five pounds rise, he is still rated lower over fences compared to his hurdles mark (137) and is the sort to be the subject of a gamble next weekend. It would be no surprise if this has been the plan for sometime. Eddie Harty, who has done well with the likes of Captain Cee Bee and Sort It Out for McManus, sent out two winners at Navan a week ago suggesting his team are in good form. I feel Minella Foru is worth backing each-way at 14/1 (Bet365 & BetVictor).” ADVISED @ 14/1 WON at 7/1

Quote: TEA FOR TWO will be tackling three miles for only the second time (pulled up in the Albert Bartlett NH in March). A sixteen lengths winner of the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton last winter off a mark of 134, Nick Williams’ gelding is unbeaten in two runs at the Sunbury track. Rated 140 over hurdles, he was well held at Chepstow (Silver Trophy) and Haydock (Fixed Brush Hurdle) earlier this season. However, once switched to fences, the Kayf Tara bounced back to form by winning a beginners’ chase by ten lengths at Exeter (2m 3f) this month. The six year old jumped well throughout and looks an exciting prospect over fences.”WON the Grade 1 Kauto Star NC by 4 lengths @ 9/4


Quote: BIG MEADOW: “If Bach De Clermont is generally considered the leading four year old to have run in Ulster, then BIG MEADOW is a close second: he looked like a relentless galloper when fending off a quality laden field in testing conditions at Maralin in November in the fastest time of the day. Three subsequent maiden winners have emerged from amongst the "also-rans" giving real depth to this piece of form. Big Meadow is a son of a rather unfashionable sire, Marienbard, hence he fetched £85,000 at a time when lesser horses have made bigger prices. Time will relate whether or not Newmarket based trained Neil King has purchased shrewdly: now hailing from a less high brow yard may mean that Big Meadow may turn up in a bumper and be a very attractive price some day soon.” WON by 14 lengths in a Chepstow bumper on his Rules debut (27/2/16) @ 7/2

Quote: STRETCHINGTHETRUTH: STRETCHINGTHETRUTH (four year old by Gold Well) led home a one two for trainer Nicky Stokes at Dromahane: he moved like a class horse during the course of that race and may have hit the front too soon, he scrambled to a narrow victory: Noel Meade/JP McManus bought him privately in the aftermath of this race. If given sufficient time to recovered from the stiff exertions at Dromahane, he may be a horse to focus upon should he reappear in a soft ground bumper come February or March.” WON @ 13/8 in a bumper at the Punchestown Festival on his Rules debut.  

Plus: ARTHUR’S OAK (6/4, 11/4), ATOMIX (6/4), CAPELAND (7/4), CLOUDY DREAM (5/2), DEFINITLY RED (2 wins),

Quote: CAPELAND: “Paul Nicholls highlighted the unbeaten ex-French gelding CAPELAND as one to follow on The Morning Line on Channel Four last Saturday. A three year old by Poliglote, he won his only APQS Flat race at Le Lion-d’Angers (1m 4f : Heavy) in May by two and a half lengths when trained by Alain Couetil. Bought soon afterwards, he is owned by Kathy Stuart and is set to make his British debut in the Listed four year old bumper at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day (3.40). He is a half-brother to Willie Mullins’ Listed chase winner Urano, who came from the same source across the English Channel.”WON at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day @ 7/4

Quote: YORKHILL: “The dual bumper winner couldn’t have scored much easier on his first run over timber at Punchestown earlier this month. Sent off odds on, the five year old took charge on the approach to the final flight of the two and a half miles maiden hurdle before sauntering clear of another ex-point winner Road To Respect (third has won since). An eight and a half lengths winner, he is clearly a horse with a big engine. Owner Graham Wylie has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to novice hurdlers with stablemates Bellshill and Up For Review also waiting in the wings. I suspect this gelded son of Presenting will prove the pick. He is without a doubt, Cheltenham Festival material.” Three times Grade 1 winning novice hurdler, including the Neptune NH at the Cheltenham Festival @ 3/1


Quote: SUPERB STORY: “Joined us during the summer and he won in good style at Wetherby in October off a mark of 120. He then ran a very good race in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham last month finishing second behind the subsequent International Hurdle winner (Old Guard). We purposely haven’t run him since but he will go to Taunton in mid February before being aimed at the County Hurdle at the Festival. His form is strong and I think the County Hurdle will suit him.”WON the County Hurdle at Cheltenham @ 8/1


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WINNERS: BETAMECHE (3/1), HELL’S KITCHEN (4/1), LAKE VIEW LAD (5/2), THREE FACES WEST (6/4). Plus: STARCHITECT (Advised @ 25/1 – 2nd in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury at 16/1)

Quote: BETAMECHE: Dan Skelton has taken charge of two potentially exciting horses for the future. BETAMECHE won a bumper for Nicky Richards on his debut at Ayr in November having arrived at the Scottish venue with a lofty reputation. Bought for €50,000 as a three year old, the Kapgarde gelding was sent off 13/8 favourite on his racecourse bow and didn’t disappoint. A half-brother to the former Paul Nicholls trained Bold Addition, he ploughed through the testing conditions to win by five lengths. Still showing signs of greenness, he is described as a raw horse who will improve with experience. Reported to have settled in well to his new surroundings, he is likely to have one more run in a bumper before being put away.”WON @ 3/1 at Wetherby (1/4/16) on his first run for Dan Skelton

Quote: HELL’S KITCHEN: Harry Fry was enduring a frustrating spell during January with only one winner until last Friday. Thankfully, the tide has seemingly turned with an across the card double courtesy of Thomas Brown and Bags Groove at Doncaster and Huntingdon respectively, plus another at Town Moor on Saturday. The West Country handler has another decent prospect in the once raced HELL’S KITCHEN, if his debut at Kempton last month is anything to go by. A five year old gelded son of Robin Des Champs, he is owned by J.P.McManus and shaped with an abundance of promise when finishing third behind Wait For Me in a two mile novices’ hurdle. Admittedly, he was beaten over twenty lengths but certainly wasn’t subjected to an aggressive ride by Barry Geraghty. Only 6/1 beforehand, Hell’s Kitchen looked raw and showed signs of inexperience but was still travelling well turning for home. Given an easy time thereafter, that kindness ought to be rewarded in the long-term. It will be a surprise if he can’t win a similar event and is a smashing long-term prospect.” WON next time at Newbury (4/3/16) @ 4/1

Quote: LAKE VIEW LAD: Nick Alexander has sent out 18 winners this season and the Scottish based handler paid £70,000 for the former Mags Mullins trained LAKE VIEW LAD at the Cheltenham May Sales last spring. The Oscar gelding only raced once for Mullins finishing third in a strongly contested bumper at the Punchestown Festival. The first two home Nambour (Willie Mullins) and Krugermac (Gary Moore) have already developed into smart novice hurdlers this winter (the fifth, Whispering Storm has joined Paul Nicholls). A six lengths bumper winner at Hexham in November on his first run for Alexander, he then fell over hurdles at Carlisle and Ayr. The six year old was set to win decisively when coming to grief at the last on the latter occasion. However, Lake View Lad made amends at the same venue last month when winning a two and a half mile maiden hurdle by five lengths. As a result, the handicapper has given him a mark of 121 which appears to underestimate his ability. A race like the Grade 2 premier novices’ hurdle at Kelso (5th March) over two and a quarter miles could be a possible target but it is hoped his connections will elect to utilise his rating. It is worth noting all five of his career starts have been on soft or heavy ground.” WON twice including at Wetherby (12/2/16) by 4 lengths @ 5/2


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9 WINNERS: DOUVAN (1/4), YORKHILL (Advised @ 7/2 – WON at 3/1), DIAMOND KING (12/1), DIEGO DU CHARMIL (13/2), LIMINI (11/8), CAUSE OF CAUSES (Advised @ 6/1), IVANOVICH GORBATOV (9/2), SUPERB STORY (Advised @ 14/1 – WON at 8/1), DON COSSACK (9/4)

Plus: THE YOUNG MASTER (E/W – 3rd @ 14/1), LONG HOUSE HALL (Advised e/w @ 25/1 – 2nd), MISSY TATA (Advised e/w @ 20/1 – 4th), IF IN DOUBT (Advised e/w @ 12/1 – 3rd), TAGLIETELLE (Advised e/w @ 16/1 – 4th), WAIT FOR ME (Advised e/w @ 16/1 – 4th)

Coral Cup: 1st & 2nd (DIAMOND KING (12/1) & LONG HOUSE HALL (25/1) – Exacta £208.30

Quote: DIAMOND KING was held in the highest regard by Donald McCain, for whom he won two bumpers and a couple of novice hurdles before enduring a disappointing campaign last season (wasn’t right according to Donald). Transferred to Gordon Elliott last summer, the eight year old ran two eyecatching races in competitive handicap hurdles over two miles at Down Royal (hampered at a crucial stage) and Fairyhouse (behind Blue Hell). Stepped up to two and a half miles at Punchestown (Heavy) in January, he relished the longer distance and won decisively by nearly four lengths under Jack Kennedy (1 from 1). That victory was gained off a mark of 136 and he is set to race off 149, which makes life tougher. However, his trainer believes he will improve again when encountering better ground and his record on good or good to soft is 1131. Saved for this ever since (67 days), it will be disappointing if he doesn’t make an impact.” WON the Coral Cup @ 12/1

Quote: “I have received a positive bulletin regarding the well being of the Dan Skelton trained LONG HOUSE HALL. Previously handled by Paul Duggan in Ireland, the eight year old has won three of his four races for Paul Nicholls’ former assistant. The Saddlers’ Hall gelding won handicap hurdles at Market Rasen and Cheltenham (C&D) last April off marks of 119, 125 before landing a novice chase at Bangor. He unseated his rider early on in a similar contest at Cheltenham in October and has been waiting for better ground since. Good fresh (144 days) and most effective on a sound surface, his mark of 140 doesn’t appear too harsh and he is reportedly in very good form at home, having schooled on Saturday morning. Look out for a big run from the ex-Irish trained gelding who has only had seven runs over timber. I suggest a small each-way on him, too.” Advised @ 25/1 – 2nd in the Coral Cup.

Quote: “Paul Nicholls feels French import DIEGO DU CHARMIL could have been let in lightly on his British debut off a mark of 133. Trained across the English Channel by Arnaud Chaille-Chaille, he was placed three times, including at Enghien in November. A half-brother to Nicky Henderson’s useful hurdler Days of Heaven, he worked extremely well at Wincanton recently and could provide the champion trainer with his third win in the race (Sanctuaire off 127 (2010) and Qualando off 131 (2015)).” WON the Fred Winter Hurdle @ 13/2

Quote: “Jamie Codd has ridden the winner of this race three times since 2009 and the Irishman has been booked to partner the strongly fancied CAUSE OF CAUSES. The eight year old has only won 1 of his 15 races over fences but he has run two terrific races at the Cheltenham Festival in recent years. An unlucky loser of this race in 2014 off 140 (now rated 142), the J.P.McManus owned gelding made amends twelve months ago when capturing the National Hunt Chase over four miles. Eighth in the Grand National next time, he has failed to shine in three races this term. Fifth of six over two miles in Graded company at Naas last time, he is reportedly in tip top shape and his trainer Gordon Elliott sounds confident.” Advised @ 6/1 won the Kim Muir

Quote: “Dan Skelton has purposely kept SUPERB STORY back for this following his excellent run in the Greatwood Hurdle over course and distance in November. Beaten two lengths by subsequent International Hurdle winner Old Guard (now rated 157), he has been raised nine pounds to a mark of 138 but still looks reasonably treated. The ground that day would have been slow enough for the five year old and his trainer thinks he will be even better on good ground. Previously trained by Jonathan Pease on the Flat in France, he joined Charlie Mann last season for €80,000 before joining Paul Nicholls’ former assistant during the summer. An impressive winner at Wetherby in the Autumn off 120, he remains lightly raced and he worked well on Saturday morning.” Advised @ 14/1 won the County Hurdle at 8/1



Quote: DIEGO DU CHARMIL: “Yet to run for us, he was placed three times over hurdles in France and we have saved him for the Fred Winter. He worked very well at Wincanton recently and we are really pleased with his mark of 133. A fine big horse (16.2hh), he has a big engine and compares favourably with our other juvenile hurdlers. I think he is a very nice horse.” WON the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle @ 13/2

Quote: CAUSE OF CAUSES: “Jamie Codd rides him and we are really looking forward to seeing him run. He is in very good form at home.” WON the Kim Muir @ 9/2

Quote: DIAMOND KING: “The Coral Cup has been his target all season and I have been delighted with his preparation. Better ground will suit him.” WON the Coral Cup @ 12/1



Quote: CLOUDY DREAM hasn’t been seen since beating subsequent winner Waiting Patiently by a length and a quarter at Doncaster in late November. However, the Trevor Hemmings owned gelding is reportedly in great form at the moment and could head to Newcastle on Saturday. Considered well handicapped off 122, he doesn’t want the ground too slow and could be set for a productive spring.” WON @ 5/2 at Market Rasen by 6 lengths (28/3/16)

Quote: “Keep an eye out for ex-Irish pointer ROBIN ROE, who will run in a bumper shortly. Previously handled by Timmy Hyde in Ireland, he ran in two points. Runner-up a year ago, the Robin Des Champs gelding went one better at Boulta in November when scoring by half a length. Both the runner-up (Laser Light – now with Alan King) and third have won subsequently. The five year old is now owned by Barbara Hester and is going well in his new surroundings.” WON @ 11/4 on his Rules debut in a bumper at Warwick (23/3/16)


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WINNERS: IVAN GROZNY (16/1), KATACHENKO (9/1), DOUVAN (2/13), YORKHILL (30/100). Plus: BELLSHILL (Advised e/w @ 33/1 – 2nd at 11/2)

Plus: CH’TIBELLO (8/1) – Scottish Champion Hurdle

Quote: “Look out for the well handicapped IVAN GROZNY, who finished eighth in the County Hurdle last time and is running into form at the right time. The track will suit.”WON by 8 lengths at 16/1

Quote: KATACHENKO is officially rated 133 having won one of his six races over fences. A length scorer from the ill-fated Mon Successeur at Wetherby in October off 128, he finished a very good second behind Baltimore Rock at Doncaster over Christmas. Beaten two and a half lengths at Carlisle last time, it was his first run for nearly three months and the seven year old didn’t look at home racing right-handed. Better ground will be in his favour and he can go well under Wayne Hutchinson (13). Donald McCain will be keen to win the race for obvious reasons.”WON the Red Rum Chase @ 9/1

Quote: “From the same yard, don’t be surprised if CH’TIBELLO runs a big race in the Scottish Champion Hurdle on Saturday week (16th April). The ex-French trained five year old has only raced three times for the Skelton yard and, while he has yet to win in the UK, he has run some very good races. Only a length and a quarter behind subsequent Supreme NH winner Altior (now rated 160) at Ascot in October, the pair pulled twenty lengths clear of the remainder. Despite finishing nine lengths third in the Gerry Feilden Hurdle at Newbury last time, he reportedly wasn’t at his best and has had a lengthy break since (142 days). Dropped two pounds since, this has been his target for a while and his connections will be disappointed if he doesn’t go close. I suggest clients start looking for an ante-post price early next week.”WON the Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr (16/4/16) @ 8/1 (Available ante-post @ 16/1)

Quote: BELLSHILL disappointed at the Cheltenham Festival for the second consecutive year when only finishing thirteenth in the Supreme NH. However, the six year old did the same last season before finishing second in the Grade 2 bumper at this meeting behind Barters Hill. Runner-up in an Irish point for Colin McKeever, I think this trip will suit him and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him bounce back. Rated 146 over hurdles, he is already a Grade 1 and 2 winner having captured valuable prizes at Navan and Naas earlier in the season. Decent ground is a plus, too.”Advised @ 33/1 in the Grade Sefton NH – 2nd @ 11/2

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