Three Novice Chasers To Follow This Season - 14/10/20

Captain Guiness

Captain Guinness for Henry De Bromhead looks a really exciting prospect for next season, with the Irish handler suggesting he will go chasing.

The five year old did not run in any bumpers and was thrown straight over hurdles, showing great signs of speed winning on debut in a 23 runner maiden.

He returned at Punchestown just a month later and finished a narrows second behind the likeable Andy Dufresne for Gordon Elliott in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novices Hurdle.

That looked a solid prep run before the Supreme Novices Hurdle where he was still a bit of an unknown entity and at 14/1 was travelling like a dream turning for home.

However, with the race being a mess for the most part he was bought down by Elixir D'ainay who was hampered by stablemate Asterion Forlonge.

He has not been seen since then but the Arkle looks the road to go with this horse and with the trainer winning it last year he knows what type of horse is needed to go close.

Pic D'Orhy

Another Paul Nicholls horse that could be a superstar this term is Pic D'orhy who is a horse that has offered so much potential and only towards the back end of last season started to show it.

This French exploit was with Francois Nicolle and was given to Nicholls in 2019 having been a smart horse in France, racing seven times to a high standard at Auteuil.

He took some time to mature in England, being shoved straight into the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham for his first run and finding it difficult.

Last season, again he found it hard to perform but in February something clicked and he managed to give a superb performance to land the Grade Three Betfair Hurdle.

He has not been seen since but if kicking on from that run he could be useful either over fences this term with Nicholls stating he is a big gelding that will go over the bigger obstacles this term.

The Big Breakaway

The Big Breakaway looks to be a very smart horse in the making over fences for Colin Tizzard having been respected over hurdles last term but he was always bought to be a chaser.

He won his point to point in good style and was then bought for €360,000 and given to Colin Tizzard who started him out at Chepstow where he bolted up in a decent maiden that has since seen the form franked.

He then went Newbury over two and half miles and again he was overly impressive which made him a leading candidate for the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham.

He finished fourth behind the superstar Envoi Allen at the festival and although being a smart horse over timber, he is set to be better now chasing.