The Jump season is underway and the top jump horses are ready to strike
Top Horses and Trainers to look out for this jump season:
The new jump horse racing season is underway and there are plenty of top horses that are set to make their debut in the coming weeks. Cheltenham, Haydock, and Newbury will welcome a few of the top meetings with the major winners at Cheltenham Festival earlier this year set to feature.
Looking at a few of the top horses which are set to feature well this season we should start with Lostintranslation. This horse had a great season last year winning two of four starts including the Betfair Chase. At the Cheltenham Festival, the horse ran well to finish 3rd behind Al Boum Photo in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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The first target this season for Lostintranslation will likely be the Betfair Chase at Haydock on 21st November where the horse will look to win back to back races. Should the horse run well then the expectation is that one further runs will be scheduled before another crack at the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival in March 2021 and by following the current odds at Sportsbookreview.com the Betfair Chase are 5/2 (3.5) + 250 for the upcoming event, that is something to keep in mind if you want to pair a good bet on the event.
Other horses likely to run in Betfair Chase at Haydock on 21st November are Bristol de Mai who finished 9th in the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival and Santini who was 2nd to Al Boum Photo in the same race. The value between the three horses has to be with Santini. The odds at SBR for Santini to win the Betfair Chase are 4/1 (5.0) +400.
One other horse to mention which punters are likely to get behind are Altior. Trained by Nicky Henderson, Altior didn’t make Cheltenham Festival, but before that had won 15 of 16 races and was the superstar Jump horse to watch. Winner of the Champion Chase at Cheltenham Festival in 2018 and 2019, Altior is likely to run in the next couple of weeks so be sure to look out for the horse who will look to make a winning return to action. One race further down the line is the Tingle Creek Chase in early December. Current odds are 7/2 (4.5) +350 and is a value bet if the horse is fully fit.
Looking at the key trainers, you have to look at Paul Nicholls who is the all-time hall of fame trainer. He has a number of great horses in training, plus quite a few younger horses who are ones to follow. Looking at one of the experienced horses then Clan des Obeaux is one to mention. Winner of 6 out of 18 races, the horse has a number of big race performances which means there is still plenty of life left in the hose. At Cheltenham Festinval, Clan des Obeaux finished 8th in the race, but before that won the prestigious Boxing Day King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.
This is a race that Paul Nicholls loves to win and has a hugely successful record in the race and it will be no surprise if Clan des Obeaux heads to Kempton again to win the race again. Before that, Paul Nicholls may well declare the horse for the Betfair Chase to run against fellow top chasers. Current odds to win that race are 8/1 (9.0) +800, and to defend the King George VI Chase Clan des Obeaux is 4/1 (5.0) +400.
Paul Nicholls has other top horses in training and one of them is Frodon. This horse is a handicap specialist and likely to run at the next Cheltenham meeting in one of the key chases. Although finishing 4th at Cheltenham Festival in the Ryanair Chase this year, prior to that Frodon won three races in a row at Cheltenham including Gold Cup at the November Meeting in 2019 and Gold Cup Handicap Chase at the December 2019 meeting.
The top Irish trainer set to have another top season is Willie Mullins. He trains the current Gold Cup winner in Al Boum Photo and that horse is likely to run a couple of times before next year’s Festival race, and is likely to be well fancied again to defend the title.