Three Juvenile Hurdlers To Follow This Season

Jon Snow

The first youngster that we believe is se for a huge season going over obstacles for the first time is the Willie Mullins trained Jon Snow for owner Rich Ricci.

This four year old started his career last season over in France on the flat racing three times, finishing eighth on his debut at Chantilly then using that experience to come a better fourth at Compiegne.

On his final start back in May he got off the mark when stepped up in trip to 1 mile 4f on his first run on good ground and now he will start over hurdles for Mullins.

Off the back of his three runs in France, Rich Ricci bought the gelding like he has done before from France with Benie Des Dieux, Chacun Pour Soi and many more.

Jon Snow is said to be one of the most exciting horses in the yard and is currently 33/1 for the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival and that is before he has even jumped a hurdle in his career.

He could turn out to be a very special recruit for the master Irish trainer and we think he will have a huge season.

Envoi Allen

Gordon Elliott's Envoi Allen was the superstar bumper horse last season and off the back of that ability he showed during last term he has a highly promising hurdling career.

The Cheveley Park Stud owned has ran five times during his racing life starting in a point to point back in February before taking part in four bumper contests where he stayed unbeaten in all of his runs.

He made his debut in December of last season at Fairyhouse in a standard national hunt flat race where he seemed to get the hang of things late on to score nicely.

He stepped up to Listed company at Navan next time out winning the race much easier, using his experience from his debut run to show a clear turn of foot in the closing stages.

The only way was up for the then four year old with Leopardstown being the next course he was to conquer in a decent grade Two contest.

This set him up lovely for the biggest bumper test of them all in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and one of the greatest renewals of the contest he held off the exciting Blue Sari to just get up the hill the best of the two.

So far during his career he has shown clear ability and speed over two miles and he looks set to continue down that route now just tackling flights and with the current form he has set he has to be favourite to go close again this season at the Cheltenham festival.

Blue Sari

The final horse to follow over hurdles this season is another for the master Willie Mullins with Blue Sari who is still very much an unknown entity to the racing sphere only having two starts.

The JP McManus owned four year old started his career back in January of this year in a two mile bumper at Gowran where he showed clear staying ability to land the contest with ease.

He was then noticed by his owner and was bought for hefty a sum and was set for the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham with still plenty to prove compared to many in the field only having one run.

At the festival she ran a stormer laying down the gauntlet to Envoi Allen making the five year old work harder than ever to hold on up the hill but proved from just two starts that there was not much between them.

Blue Sari this season will be able to gain more experience, have more outings in the run up to Cheltenham in March and is a serious gelding to follow off the back of what he has shown in just two bumper runs.