First up is Douvan, this horse was primed to be one of the next best horses when he was a youngster and boy did he not disappoint. He first really came on the racing scene when winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in March 2015.
From there he went on to blitz tracks left, right and centre winning 14 straight races in a row over both hurdles and then stepping up to a chaser he gave the same conclusion.
Some of his victories included The Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival, Maghull Novices Chase and the Ryanair Novice Chase, where in total he won 10 Grade 1 races across England and Ireland.
He then went back to Cheltenham for the third year in a row in search of the Queen Mother champion Chase. However, he picked up an injury in running and finished way back in the field and since then he wasn't seen again until the year after at the Cheltenham Festival again.
No one knew what he was going to be like but in the running of again the Queen Mother he looked smart and ready, but made one mistake and fell horribly.
This year after having a whole summer off to strengthen and mature and prepare properly for the jumps season ahead. We think Douvan will be back to his best this season and worth keeping an eye on.