Horses To Note – By Graham Richards

Here are another 3 horses to note courtesy of Graham Richards. To receive Graham’s work in full go to

Eclair De Beaufeu (FR) 5yo (06May14 b g) Gordon Elliott

Since his first run over hurdles in November 2018, this chap improved his FSF. His most recent run in his first handicap ended with a fine fourth place behind Off You Go. Raised 2lb his FSF suggest that is still a workable mark. Appears best over two-miles on good through to soft ground.


On The Blind Side (IRE) 7yo (28Apr12 b g) Nicky Henderson

Returned to his best when successful at Kempton Park. Jumping well throughout, he led turning for home and held on well from Talkischeap, a consistent novice chaser OR 145. He has the size and scope to go on from here with another run at a sensible level before a tilt at one of the novice chases at Aintree.


Precious Cargo (IRE) 6yo (08Mar13 b g) Nicky Henderson

Bumper winner for Linda Russell, Precious Cargo switched to Mr Henderson. He had a wind-op last August, described by his trainer last October as a grand, big horse with a good temperament. Returned to action at Kempton Park he ran out a comfortable winner of a two-mile novice hurdle. Held-up, he made steady progress from to track leaders just past the halfway point. Leading two from home, he stayed on well when asked to put the race to bed (Runner-up a previous winner). He will stay and improve for two and a half-milers. Long-term, he has the size to jump a fence.