From Ditcheat for Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden, McFabulous earmarked himself as one to follow winning two bumpers in the late 2018-19 season.
Life over hurdles didn’t start perfectly as it took three attempts for him to shed his maiden tag. Moving up to 2m4f miles seemed to unlock the necessary improvement and he followed up his maiden win with a Grade Three victory at Kempton.
Put away until this season he still retained his novice status and took maximum advantage when easily winning the Grade two Persian War Novices’ Hurdle at Chepstow.
Connections attempted to move him up to three miles in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury but he couldn’t quite lie up with the staying superstars Thyme Hill and Paisley Park, despite going off favourite.
Shifting back down to 2m4f miles he hosed up in another Grade Two event at Kempton.
We last saw the seven year old at Fontwell contesting the National Spirit Hurdle, however a bad mistake five out seemed to knock the stuffing out of him and he couldn’t handle Brewin’upastorm.
An excuse for his last performance and a swing in the weights with the rival that beat him see’s him sit prominently in the market.
A flat 2m4f miles is his ideal and he’s looking more than ready to strike in a Grade One.