Five Jumps Horses To Follow For The 2022/23 Season

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

In This World

The first horse of the 2022/23 season that we are putting up is the Dan Skelton trained In This World who has only been seen twice in his career due to injury but could have a very big career, starting this term.

A winner on the flat in France over 1m6 1/2f, he was then bought and given to Dan Skelton to train as a jumps horse in England.

The horse he beat in France was none other than the Grade One Triumph Hurdle second Fil Dor and having set to have a big Juvenile season last term, his setback saw him only race once last term.

In his sole start for the Skelton's he went on to bolt up by six lengths at Warwick in a Juvenile Hurdle, seeing off the talented Interne De Sivola back in third.

A horse with bundles of potential, he looks an exciting prospect this term whether he stays over hurdles or goes novice chasing.


A horse that is not known too many is Demandrivingdouvan for Gordon Elliott who off the back of his PTP win could be an exceptional talent for the yard.

A son of Walk In The Park the five year old was a 11 length winner at Borris House in March 2022 and was then bought by Buttonwood Farm and given to Elliott.

Only seen once in a bumper to date back in May, he was a decent second over two miles and he looks to be a horse that might want much further in time.

An exciting talent for a yard that could have a big season off the back of some tough years.

Bear Ghylls

The third horse for this years five jumps horses to follow is the Nicky Martin trained Bear Ghylls, who will be a forgotten horse to a lot of jumps fans, but set for a big novice chasing campaign this term he is worth taking note of.

A superb horse for the small yard over the last few seasons, he made his debut in a bumper back in March 2020 when beating the talented Guard Your Dreams by 19 lengths.

Sent hurdling in October 2020, he made a good start at Lingfield when winning easily and then at Ffos Las next time out he made it 3/3 seeing off Gowel Road under a penalty.

Sent into Handicap company at Exeter he was a five length winner and off the back of that was moved massively in grade to contest the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival.

Running a superb race at the 2021 festival he was fourth behind Bob Olinger, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame.

Picking up a setback since then he has not been seen and although going novice chasing a year later than planned, he looks set to have a big season.

Allegorie De Vassy

A horse more known to many national hunt fans is the Willie Mullins trained Allegorie De Vassy who wqs the favourite for the Grade Two Mares Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival last year but having picked up a setback was not seen and this term will go chasing.

Bought by Rich Ricci wearing the famous Pink and green spotted silks having shown some potential in France, she was seen last term twice in Ireland.

Making her debut for the Mullins yard at Fairyhouse in a Mares Hurdle she looked a monster when bolting up by 11 lengths.

Moved straight into the Grade Three Solerina Stakes back at Fairyhouse, she saw off wild jumping stablemate Brandy Love and went to the head of the market for the Mares Novices' Hurdle.

Set to go chasing this term and thought of very highly at home, we think she looks to have a huge chance of landing the Mares' Chase this season's Cheltenham festival.

Found A Fifty

The final horse of the five is the Gordon Elliott trained Found A Fifty who has been given to the Cullentra House handler off the back of landing a three mile PTP in big style and will race in the silks of Bective Stud.

In November 2021 Found A Fifty won a 4YO Geldings Maiden at Boulta by 15 lengths, looking like an absolute beast for trainer Mark Fahey.

Thought of very highly of at Cullentra House, they expect this horse to have a big season having been nurturing along over the last year or so.

One to watch.