NH Horses To Follow. (2022/23)

National Hunt Horses To Follow


Author: Jordan Yates (EvRacing_)

El Fabiolo

(Willie Mullins / Simon Munir & Isaac Soude)

“Narrowly denied in Grade 1 company by Jonbon at Aintree on just his second outing for Mullins last term, bolted up at Punchestown the time after within novice company. He’s already prominent in the Arkle betting, with the likely route novice chasing.”

Brandy Love

(Willie Mullins / Claudio Michael Grech)

“After missing Cheltenham, she bolted up by 8 lengths in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse on her final outing of last season, getting the betting of the smart Love Envoi in the process. I’d be surprised if she didn’t taste more Grade 1 success this coming season within mares company, and she’s currently around a best price of 7/1 for the Mares Hurdle at The Festival.”

Allegorie De Vassy

(Willie Mullins / Mrs S Ricci)

“Another smart Mullins mare who got the better of Brandy Love last season, albeit in fortunate fashion. It’s likely that she’ll go chasing this season and is already favourite for the Mares Chase at The Festival. She looks a huge player in a weak enough division.”


(Phillip Hobbs / J P McManus)

“Extremely likeable campaigner who has never finished out of the top four in thirteen outings over hurdles. Posted a great effort at Cheltenham fourth in the Coral Cup, and followed up with an impressive win at the Punchestown Festival. One of the most reliable horses you’ll find to follow within the big handicaps, and I even think he’d make a solid chase should that be the plan.”

Gentleman De Mee

(Willlie Mullins / J P McManus)

“Defeated the Arkle winner Edwardstone in great style in the Grade 1 Maghull Chase at Aintree last season, following up from a dominant Grade 3 success in Ireland prior to that run. He looks an extremely exciting prospect for Closutton and it’s likely he’ll be holding his own against some of the top chasers around within open company if things go well for him”.


(Nicky Henderson / R A Bartlett)

“Signed off last term with a win in handicap company at Ayr in April, he was outclassed in the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham, but I still think that he has a bit too much class to be a handicapper. I can see him taking some Grade 3s and Grade 2s, and if a weak Grade 1 is available throughout the winter, which is likely on these shores, he’s every chance of tasting top-level success.”

I Am Maximus

(Nicky Henderson / Claudio Michael Grech)

“Lightly raced six-year-old who was last seen when finishing fourth behind Sir Gerhard in the Ballymore at Cheltenham, albeit being 21 lengths behind. It’s probably right to assume that he’s not quite up to Grade 1 company, but connections have always held him in high regard, and a bit like Dusart I think he’s got every chance of taking some Grade 2 and Grade 3 races throughout the winter.”

Farouk D’alene

(Gordon Elliott / Gigginstown)

“He was going well before falling in the Brown Advisory at Cheltenham in March, and prior to that was having a fine campaign. He won a Grade 2 and was extremely unlucky not to taste Grade 1 success when being narrowly denied by Master McShee on Boxing Day. He enjoys testing ground and if the Cheltenham fall hasn’t taken it out of him I’d be far from surprised to see him become a Grade 1 winner this time around.”