TWE's Novice Hurdlers To Follow For The 2023/24 Jumps Season


A five year old gelding for Henry Daly made a winning debut in a bumper in November of last year at Uttoxeter. Bowenspark scored nicely despite being green and followed that success up with another victory on soft ground at Warwick despite shouldering a penalty.

Sent for a listed bumper off the back of his success, he looked outpaced on good ground at Newbury but ran on into 4th in the closing stages. He was last seen in the Grade 2 bumper that closes the Aintree Grand National Festival where it looked like he was about to fall out the back of the screen but powered home up the long straight to again be a never-nearer 4th.

Being upped in distance will surely unlock masses of improvement and he may just have gone under the radar with not being placed in these higher class bumpers.

One to watch out for in novice hurdles on good/soft ground over 2.5 miles or more.

Dysart Enos

Will likely be topping a lot of these lists off the back of an emphatic season where she went unbeaten in bumpers.

Only 2nd on her Point to point outing, she made a winning start under rules when handily winning a bumper at Ludlow. She confirmed the promise she showed when beating the well touted Queens Gamble in a listed affair in impressive fashion.

She went on to prove that was no fluke when winning the Mares’ Grade Two Bumper at the Aintree Grand National Festival in an absolute rout.

Her main seasonal target will be the Mares’ Novice hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2024 but it’ll be interesting to see what route she takes there as she goes hurdling.

Little Miss Dante

A Full sister to Go Dante, who was a highly promising Novice Hurdler for the Olly Murphy yard.

Little Miss Dante has shaped with promise in both bumpers to date, improving from a debut 2nd to hose up by 8 lengths when last seen at Southwell.

She rates a horse with top potential both imminently over hurdles and as chaser in the future.


One of many horses from the Willie Mullins camp who is sure to go on improving after winning his first two starts which came in 2 mile bumpers at Punchestown.

Both victories were impressive especially his second win as he beat stablemate Dancing City by 6 lengths.

He's currently the 6/1 Ante-Post favourite for next year's Ballymore Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival but at this stage it's worth waiting before finding out where exactly he will go.

It's worth mentioning this horse also won his point-to-point beating a horse who is now trained by Gordon Elliot and things look exciting moving forward into this 23/24 Jumps Season with Ballyburn being a horse to note as the campaign progresses.

Mirazur West

Trained by Willie Mullins after being purchased by J P McManus for €160k, Mirazur West is a full brother to multiple Grade One winner Ferny Hollow.

He looked nailed on to win his Point to Point outing after puling two lengths clear at the last flight but unfortunately fell. Subsequently snapped up after that run, he made his debut under rules in a bumper at Naas back in late March and made a telling impression to win easily without being asked any questions.

The skies seemingly the limit for this 5 year old as he'll now tackle a hurdling campaign.