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is the most ex­cit­ing horse I’m look­ing for­ward to rid­ing this sea­son. He was amaz­ing last year, win­ning the Gold Cup at Chel­tenham and, fin­gers crossed, he will be as good this year as he’s only an eight-year-old. LA BAGUE AU ROI won for me at New­bury on Thurs­day on her first start over fences. She was a high-class mare over hur­dles last year. I re­ally think she can im­prove from her hur­dle form now she is chas­ing.

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PEAK ran in the

Cham­pion

Bumper at the Chel­tenham

Fes­ti­val af­ter he had won at the track in Novem­ber. We thought the world of him but he was dis­ap­point­ing at the Fes­ti­val. But he came out and won very nicely at Ex­eter the other day. He’s a re­ally like­able horse and I would like to think he will im­prove through­out the year. we will de­cide if he’s go­ing down the Cham­pion

Hur­dle route. He just got bet­ter and bet­ter dur­ing last sea­son.

BLACK OP won a Grade One hur­dle at Aintree last sea­son and looks a chaser. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to get go­ing with him over fences. He’s schooled well at home and we are now just wait­ing for some rain.

IF THE CAP FITS was very good in his novice hur­dles, win­ning three out of three. He runs in the Elite Hur­dle at Wincanton to­day. A re­ally smart horse.

CLAN DES OBEAUX is a very ex­cit­ing young horse. He goes for the Bet­fair at Hay­dock. On the same af­ter­noon POLITOLOGUE runs at As­cot. It will be a tough choice. I won the Tin­gle Creek on him be­fore Sam (Twis­tonDavies) took over and ended up win­ning the Melling

MAD ABOUT THE BOY: Noel Fe­hily har­bours Cham­pion Hur­dle thoughts for Summerville Boy SIX of the lead­ing jump jock­eys talk about the three horses they are most look­ing for­ward to rid­ing this sea­son.was very good when he won last sea­son’s Supreme Hur­dle at Chel­tenham. I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing him back in ac­tion again. He will start off in the Fight­ing FifthHur­dle at New­cas­tle next month and then

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