TWE's Three Novice Chasers To Follow During The 2022/23 Jumps Season

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Allegorie De Vassy

A horse known to many national hunt fans is the Willie Mullins trained Allegorie De Vassy who wqs the favourite for the Grade Two Mares Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival last year but having picked up a setback was not seen and this term will go chasing.

Bought by Rich Ricci wearing the famous Pink and green spotted silks having shown some potential in France, she was seen last term twice in Ireland.

Making her debut for the Mullins yard at Fairyhouse in a Mares Hurdle she looked a monster when bolting up by 11 lengths.

Moved straight into the Grade Three Solerina Stakes back at Fairyhouse, she saw off wild jumping stablemate Brandy Love and went to the head of the market for the Mares Novices' Hurdle.

Set to go chasing this term and thought of very highly at home, we think she looks to have a huge chance of landing the Mares' Chase this season's Cheltenham festival

Appreciate It

Another Mullins runner set to go over fences this term is the 2021 Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Appreciate It, who was only seen once last term due to a setback, but this term can progress in the manor many thought he always would.

Second in the 2020 Champion Bumper to stablemate Ferny Hollow, the eight year old has had a superb career since, thriving since going over obstacles

Handily winning his maiden at Cork, he was swiftly moved onto graded company and duly obliged by winning the Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. Travelling strongly throughout, he established his lead bypassing the last and skipped clear on the run-in to victory. 

He them backed that run up over the same course and distance at the Dublin Racing Festival, fending off the challenge of Ballyadam to take Grade One honours again. 

Appreciate It then made it a hat-trick of Grade Ones when breezing clear in the 2021 Supreme Novices' Hurdle to win by 24 lengths.

Set to go chasing last term a set back scuppered those plans, with Mullins stating he would stay over hurdles with the Champion Hurdle his big target.

Having his first run of the season in the feature Grade One event, he could only manage seventh with it being a big ask having not been seen for a year.

Not seen since then being saved for his novice chase campaign he could be an animal over fences and slightly further than two miles.

Bear Ghylls

The third and final horse for this years Novice Chasers to follow is the Nicky Martin trained Bear Ghylls, who will be a forgotten horse to a lot of jumps fans, but set for a big novice chasing campaign this term he is worth taking note of.

A superb horse for the small yard over the last few seasons, he made his debut in a bumper back in March 2020 when beating the talented Guard Your Dreams by 19 lengths.

Sent hurdling in October 2020, he made a good start at Lingfield when winning easily and then at Ffos Las next time out he made it 3/3 seeing off Gowel Road under a penalty.

Sent into Handicap company at Exeter he was a five length winner and off the back of that was moved massively in grade to contest the Grade One Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival.

Running a superb race at the 2021 festival he was fourth behind Bob Olinger, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Bravemansgame.

Picking up a setback since then he has not been seen and although going novice chasing a year later than planned, he looks set to have a big season.