FOUR TO FOLLOW FROM GRAHAM RICHARDS NATIONAL HUNT 16/17 GUIDE
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Ar Mad (FR) 6-y-o (11Apr10 b g) Tiger Groom – Omelia (FR) (April Night (FR) (9.9f))
Had his season curtailed by injury following his win at Plumpton. Mr Moore reports he has done exceptionally well over the summer carrying more condition than last year. Likely to prove best on good to soft or softer ground, around right-handed tracks. Jumps for fun, goes well fresh, while the Tingle Creek at Sandown Park is his pre-Christmas target.
Baden (FR) 5-y-o (31Mar11 gr g) Martaline (14.3f) – Ma Sonate (USA) (Val De L´Orne (FR) (13.9f))
Irish-Point winner that starts the season a maiden over hurdles. Best run came when third over two and half-miles at Punchestown in April. Mr Henderson has been pleased with his development over the summer. Considered the type to go well fresh and appreciate galloping tracks. Two and half-miles and further on good or better ground should see him off the mark.
Messire Des Obeaux (FR) 4-y-o (17May12 b g) Saddler Maker (IRE) – Madame Lys (FR) (Sheyrann)
Two promising runs over hurdles in 2016 since arriving from France. A scopey horse with potential, he will make a decent chaser one day. However, hurdles will be the order of the day and he has the option of novice or handicap hurdle races. A full-brother to Bouvreuil, he will stay up to two and a half-miles.
Orchard Thieves (IRE) 4-y-o (15Apr12 b g) Ask (10.7f) – Ballycleary (IRE) (Phardante (FR) (12.7f))
Second in an Irish-Point Orchard Thieves cost £115,000 at Cheltenham’s Sales in March 2016. The third from that race won a Bumper at Hexham while the fourth home won an Irish-Point. Whilst a novice hurdle career beckons, he may run in a Bumper. Should prove effective over two and a half-mile and upwards on good to soft or softer. Trainer has been pleased with his progress over the summer.
GRAHAM RICHARDS National Hunt 16/17 GUIDE includes:
- TRAINER INTERVIEWS – Kim Bailey, David Dennis, Gordon Elliot, James Ewart, Nicky Henderson, Philip Hobbs, Alan King, Charlie Mann, Gary Moore, David Pipe, Oliver Sherwood
- GRAHAM’S THIRTY TO FOLLOW
- A DOZEN SOFT/HEAVY GROUND HANDICAPPERS
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