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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