Willie Mullins' Novice Chasers, Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Entries for The Festival 2016 – Willie Mullins’ Novice Chasers

Willie Mullins’ Novice Chasers

Horse / Breeding / OwnerFestival entriesRatingSummary
BLACK HERCULES

7 b g Heron Island (IRE) – Annalecky (IRE) (Bob’s Return (IRE))

Owner: Andrea & Graham Wylie

NH CHASE, RSA,

JLT

152Beaten favourite in last year’s Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival, finishing ninth (btn 35l); impressive chase debut at Navan (2m 4f) in December and produced a faultless round of jumping to win a 3m Listed novices’ chase at Warwick on Jan 16; tipped up at the last in G2 contest at Navan on Feb 14

 

DOUVAN

6 b g Walk In The Park (IRE) – Star Face (FR) (Saint Des Saints (FR))

Owner: Susannah Ricci

ARKLE,

JLT

1612/5 favourite for the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase at The Festival; lived up to his enormous reputation when winning last season’s Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle by 4.5l; has looked just as good over fences with three facile victories, headed by an 18l demolition of Sizing John at Leopardstown over Christmas; has won eight on the trot

 

MEASUREOFMYDREAMS

8 b g Shantou (USA) – Le Bavellen (IRE) (Le Bavard (FR))

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

NH CHASE, RSA,

JLT

145Already a better chaser than hurdler; scored over 2m 4f at Punchestown in January and was the beneficiary of a final fence fall from Black Hercules when winning the G2 Ten Up Novice Chase (3m) by 5l at Navan on Feb 14

 

OUTLANDER

8 b g Stowaway – Western Whisper (IRE) (Supreme Leader)

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

ARKLE,

NH CHASE, RSA,

JLT

150G2-winning novice over hurdles last season; made sound transition to fences with three wins from three starts; beat stablemate Avant Tout in G2 at Limerick on Dec 27 and comfortably landed G1 Flogas Novice Chase (2m 5f) Leopardstown on Feb 6

 

PONT ALEXANDRE

8 b g Dai Jin – Panzella (FR) (Kahyasi)

Owner: Susannah Ricci

NH CHASE, RSA,

JLT

148Hailed as the next Denman during novice hurdle campaign, which ended with defeat in the 2013 Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle; off track until Punchestown in December when he made impressive chase (2m 6f) debut; beaten 1.5l by Roi Des Francs in G2 at Naas in January and was third (btn 4.75l) behind Outlander in G1 Flogas Novice Chase (2m 5f) Leopardstown on Feb 6

 

ROI DES FRANCS

7 b g Poliglote – Grande Souveraine (FR) (Sillery (USA))

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

NH CHASE, RSA,

JLT

150G3-winning novice hurdler and third in last year’s Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at The Festival; went down narrowly over 2m 4f on chasing debut at Gowran Park in November; improved up to 3m last twice, including when getting the better of Pont Alexandre in G2 at Naas on Jan 16

 

SHANESHILL

7 b g King’s Theatre (IRE) – Darabaka (IRE) (Doyoun)

Owner: Andrea & Graham Wylie

ARKLE,

NH CHASE,

RSA,

JLT

152Versatile hurdler last year, posting high-class efforts over 2m, 2m 4f and 3m; runner-up in 2014 Weatherbys Champion Bumper and last year’s Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at The Festival; won first two chase starts at Thurles (2m 2f) and Naas (2m) convincingly before finishing fourth (btn 15l) to Vaniteux in G2 Lightning Novices’ Chase (2m) at Doncaster on Jan 30

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