My MPR National Hunt Five Horses To Follow

Introduction: Here are my five horses to follow for the national hunt season. It’s been a fantastic, last season with the syndicate Middleham Park Racing. Where the famous Light Blue and Orange won two graded races from the special mare Marie’s Rock.  Winning the Close Brothers Mares hurdle at Cheltenham and Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Plus other horses winning there handicaps, chasing or bumper races. Touch wood let’s hope for more success in this 2022/23 national hunt season.

TANGO TARA 6yr Old Trained by Paul Nicholls Form: 231 Hurdles

Tango Tara

Tango Tara has come from the Irish point to point, last season he only raced three times. Last time out he won very well at Chepstow, winning by 1 length and a quarter by beating Petty Cash. He has the experience of jumping over fences, also I think ground conditions will not be an issue with him. He has run on heavy to good ground conditions. I think he will continue jumping over hurdles, but also he will get further in time.  His future will be going over fences in novice chases, he’s got the size and scope and should improve his form from last season.

COPSHILL LAD 4yr Old Trained by Milton Harris Form: 1 Bumper

Copshill Lad

This lovely grey gelding came from the Cheltenham Tattersalls sales. This is the son of the Racing Post Trophy and St Leger winner Kingston Hill. In which I’m sure he’s got plenty of stamina in his pedigree. Also he has ability in which he showed, when he won at Stratford in a bumper race. Where he won by 2 lengths plus, beating The Kniphand by ease in the race. For this upcoming season he will have one more bumper run. Then we should see him racing over hurdles. Milton Harris is very pleased the way he’s doing over hurdles. Going to be intresting how he will progress. He is definitely the one to watch in my opinion.

I’M DOUGAL ROCKS 5yr Old Trained by Micky Hammond Form: 5 12 Bumper

I’M DOUGAL ROCKS

I‘m Dougal Rocks is the sire of Kap Rocks half brother of Kapgarde.  I’m Dougal Rocks has had 2 bumper runs under his belt. But I’m sure he will be better going over hurdles and running over 2 miles plus. But also I think he be running races in the north racetracks. I’m sure a good summer break has done him well of good and strengthen up for this season. I really like to see Micky Hammond do well for Middelham Park Racing.

PARK HILL DANCER 5yr Old Trained by Nicky Henderson Form: 1 Bumper

Park Hill Dancer

Park Hill Dancer is the half brother to grade winning Song For Someone. He (Park Hill Dancer) has come from a English point to point field, Where he was bought from the Cheltenham Tattersalls sales. He was a very impressive win on his debut run, at Exeter winning by 17 lengths.  He just travelled so well throughout, the race on a very stiff track. Looks like he will go straight over hurdles and it will be interesting how he does. Nicky Henderson quoted saying 🗣” He jumps extremely well and I really don’t know exactly how good he is. He’s a very exciting prospect”.

JAZZ WOMEN 3yr Old Filly Trained by David Pipe

Jazz Women was from the Arqana sales which she was bought for €55,000. She has a very good family, in her pedigree over jumps. She will be aimed towards the new Junior NH development races which been instigated by the BHA. Trainer David Pipe is very happy the way she has progress, in his stable getting ready for the NH season. It will be intresting how she does jumping over the hurdles this season with David Pipe.

CONCLUSION: Despite there are few more horses, I could of mention and making a big blog. I just wanted to select five horses which, I think might be of intrest to follow. But the two horses to follow just took my eye by watching there races etc. The two horses are Copshill Lad and Park Hill Dancer. Also to further my conclusion it will be bad not to conclude Marie’s Rock. It be Intresting how she does a year older and wiser also improve from her successful last season.

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Orange And Light Blue Go Marching On To The Flat Season.

Here are my six MPR horses, to follow through the flat season. I have been very lucky enough to see a few 2yr olds, these past few months. These are my opinions. So if your new or old to this wonderful sport enjoy the 2022 flat season. Many Thanks Jamie Brownlow

1. KINGMAN ex PRICELESS JEWEL 2yr Old Colt (Named: PRINCE OF ZENDA) Trained by Hugo Palmer

A very professional colt who likes his training. I went and saw him on the galloping up Warren Hill at Newmarket. He has a lovely stride and has speed as well. I would say he will start five furlong maiden and then see where it takes him in his career. Staying in the sprint races or further. A very likable colt. Trainer Hugo Palmer likes what he sees in this young colt. A quote from the trainer saying 🗣” There’s something about him. He goes about his business. He’s showing a fair amount of speed for such a big horse”.

2. HAVANA GREY ex LADY ESTELLA 2yr Old Colt (Named: SHOULDVEBEENARING) Trained by Richard Hannon

Everyone loves a grey. He looked very nice and professional walking around the make shift parade ring. Also he was very calm in front of potential owners. On the gallops watching him, he just wanted to beat another horse beside him on the gallops, which was a good sign. I think he’s one to watch of the flat season. He’s entered early in the Wetherby Super Sprint as well. Trainer Richard Hannon likes the way he does it with ease on his exercise.

3. EXCEED AND EXCEL ex SIMMY’S TEMPLE 2yr Old Colt (Named: INSPIRED KNOWHOW)  Trained by Marco Botti

The dam (Simmy’s Temple) was owned by Middelham Park Racing. She was second in the Brocklesby stakes at Doncaster. So this colt will have plenty of speed in his pedigree, even his sire is all speed as well. So I would say he will start 5 furlong and then will progress from there. I can see him running in top races in high handicap races  as a 2yr old and better as a 3yr old. Trainer Marc Botti quoted to say 🗣” That he has a very good temperament and has taken everything in his stride”.

4. FOOTSTEPINTHESAND ex ZIGGY’S SECRET 2yr Old Filly (Named: LATOS ANGEL) Trained by Keith Dalgleish

Keith Dalgleish had success with Middleham Park Racing with the likes of Clem Fandango, Howzer Black and the up and coming 3yr old gelding Beltane. Looks like Keith Dalgleish has got another one in his hands, with this filly. She’s is strong and looks pretty quick. Trainer has started to up the exercises on his horses and reports that she is progressing, very well on the gallops. Keith Dalgleish is quoted saying 🗣” There’s something about this filly that I really like”.

5. Dandy Man ex Satain Ribbon 2yr Old Filly (Named: TILT AT WINDMILLS ) Trained by Karl Burke

Dandy Man filly looks very well and hoping, that Karl Burke will have another nice filly in his hand for this flat season. By all account that the filly has wintered, well and now is at Karl Burke yard. I don’t think she will be an earlier type filly. But I’m sure will see her mid-term start. But I’m not sure. She might start at six furlongs races as the sire of Dandy Man i think ground conditions is important with this filly.

LEXINGTON KINGHT 4yr Old Gelding Trained by Richard Hannon.

Lexington Knight looked fantastic parading when I was at the stable visit at Richard Hannon. He’s definitely grown into his frame and strengthen up to a very nice horse. I’m sure he will improve his, 3yr old form last year. In which his form stands as 23322105352. He will be running between 1 mile 2 furlong to 1 mile 4 furlong races or further. At the moment there is no firm targets plans for him. So it will be Intresting how he does, in his 4yr old flat campaign. Richard Hannon likes him and he says 🗣” He’s going to be a very very nice horse this year”.

One To Watch: Kingman ex Priceless Jewel Filly PRINCE OF ZENDA Trained by Hugo Palmer

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN. NH 2021-2022

Welcome from Jamie Brownlow            

I thought I put out another national hunt blog. Which again I’ve written about my national hunt horses, that I’m involved in and also I’ve added two more horses in this blog. So you can follow them as well if need be during the 2021/22 national hunt season. I’m not a great writer, but I hope you enjoy reading and hope you will follow the horses this season. Yours In Sport                                 Jamie                     

OLEG Age: 6yr Old Trainer Paul Nicholls Form: Hurdles 12 Chase 1PUF3 Flat: 117 BHA Rating 126          

Just a recap on Oleg. He was bought from France out of David Cottin stable, in which he was transferred to Paul Nicholls stable. I’am hoping he will do well for this coming season. Coming back from a lengthy injury which was sustain after his Wincanton race. Now he has taken time he has lots of scope over hurdles and fences and even on the flat.

Harry Denham assistant trainer to Paul Nicholls said “He’s (Oleg) such a talented horse” and “he’s great to be around the stable”. Also Harry added ” when Oleg is back racing he will give you lots of fun”. In my mind he is such a talented horse and jumps for fun. I would think we will see him over fences once again. Distance for him to race I could see him running at 2 Mile 4 Furlong or more. He is definitely the one to watch in my group of national hunt horses.

JEN’S BOY Trainer Nicky Henderson Age: 7yr Old Form: Hurdle 9PU646211428 Chase 222PU33 BHA Rating: 113

In the early part of the year 2021 Jen’s Boy was back out on a racetrack from his injury that he pulled up at Cheltenham. Jen’s Boy was coming back from a severn months lay off. His comeback race was a respectable third place running in a 2 mile 7 furlong race at Ludlow. Then he race again at the same track (Ludlow) on 24/05/21 finishing 3rd place once again but with blinkers on.

He does jump a fence very well, but sometimes he does make an odd mistake which does not help him. The distance for him racing is 2 Mile 7 furlongs to 3 Mile plus. Which should suit him and ground conditions I think are good or good to soft where I think you see him running in. He has been schooling over fences and he has been improving on the gallops at Seven Barrows. Jen’s Boy just need his head in front once again to get his confidence back and a 1st beside his name.

GO CHIQUE Trainer Nicky Henderson Age: 5yr Old Form: Hurdles 52841 BHA Rating: 107

In my last blog that I wrote Go Chique is the full sister to Christmas in April. So now Go Chique has had a nice break and strengthen up well. So she will use that tones of stamina in her pedigree for this coming season. So distance for Go Chique hopefully will see her run in 2 mile 7 furlong plus races in her career. Go Chique will stay over hurdles this national hunt season once again.

But I can see her jumping a fence in her later career. I really think she is a real staying horse. So there will be plenty of good races to target for her. I think we will see her in top handicap races for sure. Another one to watch.

Father John Trainer Nicky Henderson Age: 6yr Old Form Bumper 18 Hurdle 5PU1 BHA Rating: 121

As owners, as myself we have kept the faith (pardon the pun) with Father John. Since his very good win in his bumper race at Hexham. He’s had setbacks and slight problems, along the way in his racing career. Where he has had wind operations and just kept growing and strengthen, of his huge frame of his. It took patients and faith with Father John. Then on 24th September 2021 he repay them patients, when winning very well at Worcester jumping over the brush hurdles. It was a shock victory, but very happy indeed, how he finished the race and jump the brush hurdles.

But I think Father John is a chaser horse, instead of jumping over hurdles. In which he does not give any respect jumping over traditional hurdles. But I think jumping fences will make a man of him and also he makes a nice shape jumping a fence. I’m hoping he will, jump a fence sooner rather then later in his career. I hope this has turned a corner in his national hunt racing career.

URBAN SOLDIER Trainer Paul Nicholls Age: 4yr Form – Old BHA Rating: –

Urban Soldier is a horse that I have joined with Paul Nicholls. Urban Soldier is the sire of Soldier of Fortune. He looks like a thoroughly imposing and physically horse by the eye. It will be intresting, how he does at Paul Nicholls yard. But the yard are happy how Urban Soldier is doing so far in his work. He will start in bumper races first and see what happens after that with him.

HEREWEGOHONEY Trainer Fegal O’Brien Age 5yr Old Form – BHA Rating: –

Herewegohoney is a mare who won her only start in a point to point race in Ireland, which she was bought in a tattersalls May sale. She is a big scoopy horse, which she will handle going over hurdles or either fences. It will be interesting how she does in her career at Fergal O’Brien stable. She will start over hurdles but not sure what distance she will run. But might start 2 mile 2 furlongs or 2 mile 4 furlongs. But only guessing at this point.

FIVEANDTWENTY Trainer Donald McCain Age: 4yr Old Form Hurdle 11137 BHA Rating: 132

Fiveandtwenty was a well above average horse on the flat. Having won three flat races in 2020 under the care of Mark Johnston. But after that, she went and moved to Donald McCain stable to start her national hunt career. You never quite know if flat horses, will successfully translate their talent to the winter game. But Fiveandtwenty under the care of Donald McCain, shone through in the juvenile hurdleing sphere last year. She’s had a lovely break over the summer and looks to have improve physically. She might start on the flat to start her second national hunt campaign. Before being targeted at a listed mares hurdle race, at Wetherby in late October. She’s at her best on goodish ground and her fluent slick style over hurdles, should see her provide plenty more fun for her owners this winter. Her distances over hurdles will be at 2 mile races or 2 mile 1 furlong races. She is a very likable mare and one to follow with Donald McCain.

“Ones To Follow”

One’s To Follow: There are good NH horses either I’m involved in or what Middleham Park Racing (MPR) have. But my one’s to follow out of this blog are Oleg, Go Chique and Fiveandtwenty

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Half Time Report On My NH Team

During 2020 it’s been one of the hardest and most challenging mentality and socially. Also it’s been challenging in most walk’s of life in entertainment, sports etc as well in all every day life.

But the horse racing has kept going giving owners, trainers, stable staff, jockey’s etc the believe that there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel with this Covid 19 situation. And will hopefully will come to an end at some point. But my National Hunt Team who I’am involved with as an syndicate owner are keeping me sane. So I thought I’d write an half time report with my horses.

OLEG

OLEG: Since watching Oleg, in my mind he has so much talent. He definitely jumps a fence very well and with pace. I’m hoping he will be another star for Paul Nicholls. Oleg went to Peth, in a handicap Chase he’s second attempt since, he pulled up at Kempton over fences in 2019. At Perth he jumped so well though out until he was making a winning move. He made a mistake three fences, at the end of his race and unfortunately he had a heavy fall.

From that he returned to the stables to rest, and get his confidence back again. In which he had his third attempt over fences. Where he raced at Wincanton in another, handicap chase but for the conditional jockeys. During the race you could see the confidence jumping over fences. Oleg made a good comeback to finish third place in the race. But unfortunately, after a few days from the race, Paul Nicholls vets found out that Oleg had done a leg. Which in human terms like you injured your ankle like a sprain. So sadly for the horse welfare he is out for the season.

But I can not wait to see him, back for the 2021/22 national hunt season on a racecourse. He is so talented over fences and on the flat. I think he will be in big races, also I think he will surprise us who are involved with him. He is definitely one to watch plus he has age on his side.

OLEG Form: Chase F3

Jen’s Boy in the pre parade at Cheltenham

JEN’S BOY: Jen’s Boy jumps so well now converted over fences, it’s just frustrating that he’s finished second three times, he keeps bumping into good horses. But when Jen’s Boy will get his head, in front and win one of his races you will see the confidence of trying to win again.

He’s last race was at Cheltenham. That was my worse, moment as an owner. He lost his action jumping over the second fence. Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen felt something and immediately pulled up Jen’s Boy straight away. Lucky enough we was trotted back to the parade ring, to have a look if there was anything wrong with him. Days later we found out he pulled his back end mussels. So Jen’s Boy is recovering, from that injury and hopefully see him back in the summer. He does jump very well over fences.

JEN’S BOY Form: CHASE 222PU

Father John

FATHER JOHN: Since his good and only win in his bumper race at Hexham. It’s been a slow burner with Father John. Sadly he’s had a set back doing a bit of schooling over hurdles. But now he’s back into work, and should see him in the next few months racing over hurdles.

FATHER JOHN Form: Bumper 1

Go Chique running at Ludlow

GO CHIQUE: She has had a reasonable seasons so far. She won a very nice bumper race at Southwell winning by two and a quarter lengths. Which was nice to see how she put the race to bed against her opponents. Go Chique then went over hurdles for the first time at Market Rasen. Unfortunately she was very green jumping some of hurdles and in the race. But she came in a very respectable fifth place.

On Go Chique second run at Fakenham in 2 mile race, she improve a lot in her jumping over hurdles and also it was a better run from her last race at Market Rasen. But in the Fakenham race Go Chique got caught at the front of the race going over the last hurdle. She got beat to finish second place by three and three quarters lengths by Midnight Ginger.

So Go Chique went to her fourth race until she has a little break. She ran at Ludlow in a mares handicap race, but she was going up in trip from 2 miles to 2 miles 5 Furlong. Because of her pedigree Go Chique is a full sister to Christmas In April. Unfortunately in the race the ground was in desperate conditions especially, for a four year old filly. But again she jump well over the hurdles also she completed the race to finish eighth place in the race.

Go Chique is having a little winter break, and she will be out racing again this spring 2021. But the break will do her, a world of good. Especially strengthen up and growing a bit, to fill out in her frame. I would say she will still race in 2 mile 5 furlong races and even further. I would say because of stamina, in her pedigree and the relationship of Christmas In April . I think there is good times ahead with this mare Go Chique. And she is still learning and young, also just turned five years old as well.

GO CHIQUE Form: Bumper 1 Hurdles 528

Many thanks for reading. These are my opinion’s only and what I see watching them racing.

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My National Hunt Team. An Owners Perspective. My Own Views

Because of uncertain times I’d normally do an “My Horses To Follow” with Middelham Park Racing NH horses. Who I’m involved with, as a syndicate owner. But I thought I’d do something different this year. Mentioning my NH (National Hunt) team that I’m involved with.

Since I’ve been with MPR for twelve years, this is my best NH team so far. So here are my views on these wonderful horses. As they say “everyone has an opinion”.

OLEG 5yr Old Trained By Paul Nicholls

Oleg jumping a fence at Kempton

Oleg was bought from France out of David Cottin stable, in which he was transferred to Paul Nicholls stable. From that time with Ditchet stables he, has done wonders in my mind. He’s first race in the UK I think was a very good win at Kelso over hurdles. Also run a very good second place, hurdle race at Chepstow which he finished 2nd place.

When he went over fences for the first time, again he was impressive jumping those Wincanton fences, winning by 2 and a quarter lengths. On his second start over fences at Kempton, unfortunately he had to be pulled up. Where he had a few problems. Since then he had a break and needed some confidence in his racing of his early career.

In which Paul Nicholls and the team, decided to enter him on his debut, in a all weather flat race at Southwell and Megan Nicholls would ride him. In that 2 Mile+ debut flat race he won so impressively he won by 5 lengths. He’s second flat race was at Pontefract and again he won very well, winning by a neck.

He will have one more big flat race which he will, run in the Goodwood Handicap which is 2 Mile 4 furlong race. But then he will return to the NH sphere and be, back jumping over fences. I’m sure he will step up in trip like 2mile 4 furlong over fences. But let’s see how he does running and jumping at 2 miles. He’s a very talented horse with lots of ability. He’s got a following which is great. But I’m sure he will run in the big target races this NH season with the top trainer.

FORM: Hurdles: 12 Chasing: 1 PU Flat: 11

FATHER JOHN 5yr Old Trained By Nicky Henderson

Father John

Father John has only run, once and that was a bumper at Hexham which he won very well with Nico de Boinville riding him, with hands and heels to win his race. I think this season he will go straight over hurdles, in which he has been schooled over them. I think he will take to hurdleing very well. But he’s a chaser in the making though.

Because he’s such a huge horse one of the biggest in my NH team. He has so much scope and has lots of stamina in his pedigree. I would say the trainer will start him, 2 mile 4 furlong or 2 mile 5 furlong. On ground conditions because he has only run once, so it’s hard to judge what ground he can run on. But he could run on Good to Good to Soft. Father John is my dark horse to follow in my team.

FORM: NH Flat Race 1

Go Chique

GO CHIQUE 4yr Old Trained By Nicky Henderson

Go Chique is a Crillon Filly same sire as Buvair D’air. I think she is one to watch through this National Hunt season. Obviously she has not run as of yet, but I would think she will follow the hoof steps of Marie’s Rock. In which Go Chique might run in one or two NH flat races (bumpers). Then hopefully move onto jumping over hurdles. Plans will be fluid but one to watch I feel. A lovely looking filly.

Jen’s Boy

JEN’S BOY 6yr Old Trained By Nicky Henderson

Jen’s Boy has done very well going over hurdles. Since july last year he seemed to turn a corner, from 2nd place at Worcester through to his last run over hurdles, another 2nd place at Huntingdon. It will be an interesting season for him, now going novice chasing. I’m sure he will adapt from hurdles to chasing. Distance we should see him at 2 mile 7 furlong or further, if he can on his pedigree. On ground his best conditions I think is Good, Good to Soft I think personally. If he take to jumping over fences, he will win some very good races. He has been schooled over fences and does it very well.

FORM: NH Flat Races 8 2 Hurdles: 9 PU 6 4 6 2 1 1 4 2

CONCLUSION: With this uncertain circumstances, I think this NH season will be an interesting one this 2020/21. But I’m sure the dust will settle. With my NH team I’m hoping Go Chique, will surprise me and other owners with her and touch wood hopefully going to be a star. Also I think Oleg, will take over Towering peddle stool. I think he’s going to be my best NH horse since Towering. Oleg is getting an following even if he goes on the flat or over jumps. Because everyone loves a grey horse.

These are my views only and no one else. Enjoy the National Hunt season. I’m on Twitter @BROWNLOWJ74 If you want to look at the form or watch there races video replay. You can register free with http://www.Sportinglife.com

Many Thanks Jamie

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