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Report Shiekh Me Hand September 7, 2014 5:13 AM BST
Novice Chaser- Ballyalton
Report Howdi September 7, 2014 11:04 AM BST
Not dark enough !
Report .Fidway. September 7, 2014 12:58 PM BST
Black Beauty .
Report Why so serious? September 7, 2014 3:23 PM BST
Blue Fashion if horse is still around
Report .Fidway. September 7, 2014 8:16 PM BST
Sir Blake
The Proclamation
Mighty Mogul
Carrick Hill Lad
Full Strength
Report cufcno1 September 7, 2014 10:33 PM BST
Fort worth
Report Howdi September 7, 2014 10:57 PM BST
Report cufcno1 September 7, 2014 11:01 PM BST
Johnjo,owned magnier and Smith,absolutely passed up at Huntingdon on the 23rd November last year,didn't beat much though
Report Howdi September 8, 2014 11:17 AM BST
Report unclepuncle September 8, 2014 3:20 PM BST
Fine Article - trained by Paul Nolan and a half brother to Joncol. Lovely big horse who ran really well in bumpers last season but is crying out for further and some obstacles.
Report Simonw1981 September 8, 2014 9:28 PM BST
Irving will be a lot better than he showed in the Supreme
Report andy85 September 9, 2014 11:47 AM BST
Altior and Miles to Memphis are a couple of novice hurdlers who could be exciting.
Sausalito Sunrise and Carraig Mor are a couple of horses I think will do well novice chasing this season.
Pendra and Victor Hewgo are a couple of handicappers I think should improve from their current marks.
Report PedroPete12 September 9, 2014 9:41 PM BST
Really looking forward to seeing Southfield Theatre going novice chasing, not sure if he's classed as a dark horse being from a big stable but can see him doing really well
Report Glossy September 9, 2014 10:42 PM BST
Dell Arca of Pipe's to make up into a top class chaser.
Report Howdi September 10, 2014 11:57 AM BST
ive wondered about irving , bad day or as good as he is, in the supreme?
Report TheFlyingMuscovite September 10, 2014 1:18 PM BST
I thought Nicholls said Irving returned a dirty scope after the Supreme but it has taken him until his owners day for the information to get out. He certainly was very disappointing but as a consequence he might be better handicapped.
Report Howdi September 10, 2014 1:46 PM BST
^^^ Greatwood hurdle?
Report Simonw1981 September 10, 2014 7:53 PM BST
Irving wasn't well after cheltenham and as my dad is a share holder we know why he didn't run his race. He will be aimed at the Elite hurdle first at wincanton, which being a right handed flat track should suit for his first run back. Hopefully it can be another exciting season.
Report toppost September 11, 2014 10:22 AM BST
Chart Breaker (dark). This one not dark but could go up to 160+ when up to 3miles plus Sound Investment.
Report Fabulous September 11, 2014 10:53 AM BST
Sammy Black
Report Desmond Orchard September 11, 2014 11:25 AM BST
Simonw1981 08 Sep 14 21:28
Irving will be a lot better than he showed in the Supreme

Washington Irving?
Report gutfeeling September 11, 2014 1:31 PM BST
Sego Success
Billy Biscuit
Not exactly dark horses but felt all had plenty of improvement to come for a summer break.
Report sageform September 12, 2014 11:06 AM BST
I made a very positive note of Prince of Lombardy last season. Owned by Dr. Lamb and trained by Jim Culloty, he won't be rushed but could turn out to be top class in time.
Report conditor September 15, 2014 10:58 AM BST
Cocktails at dawn,"......... Didn't show a lot last season ,some big handicaps in him ,on its way to making a nice novice chaser ,Wink
Report Shiekh Me Hand September 15, 2014 2:43 PM BST
This talk about Irving made me remember the horse they made oddso on to beat it- CUP FINAL - Nicky Henderson and JP.
Ran 3 times in 3 very good races taking market support yet did not quite meet expectations, surely better things "were" expected and could be one to look at in handicaps.

Cup Final- N Henderson.
Report conductor September 15, 2014 4:41 PM BST
this animal will probably run only 5 or 6 times this season with the gold cup in march surely the optimum target. not exactly a dark horse for this season, but HOLYWELL must surely be in the mix in all races he runs in during the campaign.. as a bonus he will travel very strongly during his races and is classic back to lay material on the day... good luck everyone.Wink
Report CaptainMack September 15, 2014 10:25 PM BST
Turnandgo . . . Hasn't been seen since Patrick Mullins unseated when 1/10 last December. Some smart form before that, could be one to keep onside Happy
Report Howdi September 17, 2014 4:27 PM BST
Holywell Dark Horse Laugh
Report gutfeeling September 17, 2014 4:55 PM BST
Howdi I looked at someones Dark horse list for last season, One of them was Cinders & Ashes, Real dark those Festival winners ffs.
Report Howdi September 17, 2014 8:40 PM BST
Report Augustine September 17, 2014 8:40 PM BST
Gaitway (Henderson) in novice hurdles.
Report Shiekh Me Hand September 18, 2014 5:32 AM BST
Ptit Zig - Arkle ? RSA ?
Report Howdi September 18, 2014 11:38 AM BST
im keeping an eye on ptit zig liked him last year and he ran in the champion which was high praise. (Balder suceess did similar). I am surprised there has been little or no mention of another one here, namely

saphir du rheu.........who had some top class form in the book last year.
Report rogerthebutler September 18, 2014 2:59 PM BST
SECRETE STREAM should win his share when the mud is flying.

Won his novice hurdle  in a very fast time at Wetherby last Christmas and was subsequently beaten by the smart Clever Cookie (look what that's gone on to do on the flat) in a hot race at Kelso. Malcolm Jefferson knows the time of day when it comes to placing horses and this one is one to follow on the northern circuit IMO
Report Howdi September 18, 2014 7:54 PM BST
cheers butler - good thread this one.
Report gutfeeling September 19, 2014 2:28 PM BST
Have a nice bumper horse and a possible Triumph/Fred Winter horse in yard, Can't state names but when they are ready to go I'll drop a hint or 2 (A few know where I work but I'd not want it common knowledge tbh).
Have heard Highland Castle jumps like a buck but it's 50/50 to if he goes novice hurdling.
Report Howdi September 19, 2014 6:21 PM BST
email me gut Grin
Report Howdi September 19, 2014 6:21 PM BST
and i won't share it with the riff raff on here Plain
Report gutfeeling September 19, 2014 8:00 PM BST
LOL bumper horse unnamed for now, Will keep you in the loop on both Howdi, Debut for both a couple of months off but Triumph hope schools nicely but having another flat run before we set him off Happy
Report Howdi September 19, 2014 9:35 PM BST
whats his name when he runs on the flat Plain
Report Giddy September 23, 2014 8:36 PM BST
Definitely Red. Trained by Steve Gollings,who states that he could be something special. Form from his 2 bumper, and 1 point win working out well
Must have give in the ground to be seen at his best. Was surprised he ran in the festival bumper last season as he encountered the fastest ground
of the meeting. Visibly was feeling the ground on the run in and was eased,still finishing first of the home horses and only beat 9 lengths by speedy
flat bred Irish horses
Expecting him to take high rank in novices hurdles 2.5-3 miles and the softer the ground the better he will be
Report Can't Catch Me September 29, 2014 4:56 PM BST
Simon Squirrel.

Been bought by Wylie and will be trained by PN.... Wylie is very excited about him.
Report Makybe_Diva September 29, 2014 10:24 PM BST
"Simon Squirrel."

Aww, that's a really cute name.

Won very nicely at Chepstow in April I see.

I will look forward to seeing Simon Squirrel Happy

Not long to wait now until the Jumps season gets underway Excited
Report Can't Catch Me September 29, 2014 10:40 PM BST
The horse that was second was trained by Hobbs, and apparently he couldn't entertain it being beat, and thinks its a potentially top class horse. Another to follow IMO and could look a serious piece of form soon!
Report wellchief September 29, 2014 11:02 PM BST
I remember mentioning Defy Logic as a lively outsider on here for the QMCC this year, shame he is otfs. He would have been one of my dark horses.

Not an unknown but I think Smad Place will ruffle a few feathers in the staying chases this year.

King yard under a massive cloud last year, and despite that ran a stormer in what looked on paper a decent RSA.

It'll be interesting if they go Charlie Hall / Betfair route, or second season novice weight for the Hennessey.
Report Can't Catch Me September 30, 2014 11:57 AM BST
Just found my notes of a couple of other Wylie horses that he mentioned very favourably:

Up For Review
Nichols Canyon
Sure Reef
Report CVByrne September 30, 2014 1:13 PM BST
I've Sure Reef marked down as a World Hurdle horse, backed him last day he ran in Jan this year. Did very well to win as he was way too keen.

I'd aim him at a h/c hurdle first and go from there.
Report Slabster September 30, 2014 2:13 PM BST
Agree about Sure Reef starting in a handicap hurdle CVB. He's definitely better than his mark of 137 imo.
Report cufcno1 September 30, 2014 8:15 PM BST
Not much of a dark horse but the way creepy jumped today a nice handicap might come his way sometime this season !
Report Can't Catch Me September 30, 2014 9:57 PM BST
Unbelievable breeding for a potential WH horse!
Report cufcno1 September 30, 2014 10:03 PM BST
Agree probably a bit below top class but jumped like a buck today !
Report Can't Catch Me September 30, 2014 10:06 PM BST
Sorry mate I was talking about Sure Reef.
Report cufcno1 September 30, 2014 10:10 PM BST
Sorry think creepy might end up in the 3 mile chase on the 1st day of chelt,thee old when race !
Report cufcno1 September 30, 2014 10:11 PM BST
Wh race
Report Can't Catch Me September 30, 2014 10:19 PM BST
Hope his owner isn't sporting that daft blazer again Plain
Report deepingfox October 1, 2014 8:38 PM BST
Its got to be Giggys and Willie's TELL US MORE, back now for the Neptune at the Festival at 16/1 after one bumper demolition last spring.
Report jrw October 2, 2014 5:29 AM BST
Mahler Lad unbeaten point to point D Mccain
Report cufcno1 October 15, 2014 4:43 PM BST
Hope everyone backed fort worth today !
Report Howdi October 15, 2014 7:47 PM BST
Report Howdi October 15, 2014 7:47 PM BST
Racing Book Guide to the Jumps highlights Moscow Mannon for ante post for the Champion Case. (bit left field that one).
Report Howdi October 15, 2014 7:53 PM BST
Simonw1981 • September 8, 2014 9:28 PM BST
Irving will be a lot better than he showed in the Supreme

If he was sick in Supreme, may well be a big price.
Report cufcno1 October 15, 2014 8:01 PM BST
Tell us more is a machine !
Report rogerthebutler October 16, 2014 8:57 AM BST
GREYWELL BOY is on my alert list and runs in the 3.50 at Wincanton today.

My notes read: Series of fast-run races in 2013-14, where he was far from disgraced. Third at Ascot off 127 in November 13 he ended the season on 124, despite a win and an impressive second to Persian Snow on soft ground at Warwick in February.58% place percentage from his 17 runs to date. Small field / Soft ground / Well-rested / 2m 4f = ideal conditions.

If any rain has got into the ground in Somerset he looks a tidy proposition at around 14/1.
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 October 16, 2014 9:54 AM BST
Howdi 19 Sep 14 21:35 Joined: 13 Oct 04 | Topic/replies: 24,056 | Blogger: Howdi's blog

whats his name when he runs on the flat

Am sorry but i didn't realize they re-named horses off the flat to run nhConfused
Report Howdi October 16, 2014 4:28 PM BST
Report Ibrahima Sonko October 18, 2014 9:25 PM BST
Zulu Oscar is my first one, runs tomorrow at kempton.
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 October 20, 2014 9:55 AM BST
First bet of (of what will develop into another mighty huge portfolio) the new season today, IRVING 33/1 stan james champ hdl.
Report CheltenhamRoar October 22, 2014 6:32 PM BST
I'll go for one completely out of left field,

Taj Badalandabad of David Pipe,Won as he wanted in two summer bumpers didn't look to have beat much but it was more the manner in how he disposed of the opposition that got me excited,And runs in the legendary Lough Derg colours too!
Report ReaseHeath October 30, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
I remember being very taken by Sue Smith's BLAKEMOUNT when he just got touched off by Urban Hymn at Doncaster in January with the two well clear of a field including Sausilito Sunrise (Hobbs' horse to follow this season and Timesremembered (ran very well in the Coral Cup subsequently).

Blakemount has not been seen since and will likely be suited by better ground than he had to contend with that day as he's by Presenting.

He has an entry in a novice chase at Wetherby on Saturday and a handicap hurdle at Carlisle on Sunday, no idea what the plans are but it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that he could make up into the north's leading contender for the RSA - if that's a tad ambitious, then maybe the 4 miler might be a more realistic target.
Report buickisgod October 30, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
Capote, Jonjo Oneill

All about education last season over hurdles with him. Sure to improve chunks this season, where i think he goes chasing.

An obvious one would be David Pipes Kings Palace. Not sure what the plans are for him but absolutely love how he hurdled last year.

The only ante post bet ive had is Apache Stronghold for the RSA AT 33/1. He will probably go under the radar if all goes to plan.
Report Howdi October 31, 2014 8:38 AM GMT
^^ one of Mark Howard's 40 to follow.
Report TiptheOdds November 1, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
Sign of a Victory

I know its after timing after its just dotted up (see Champion Hurdle thread) but I believe this horse can go right to the top. I see him as a possible Arkle winner in the future but he can win plenty hurdles first imo. Travels well and better off a strong pace and has an explosive turn of foot.
Report rogerthebutler November 1, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
Couldn't fail to be impressed by him there Tip.

Geraghty was talking about County Hurdle, Henderson about The Greatwood but a few in the studio said Champion Hurdle with the caveat he'd need to improve 2 stone but how much did he have in hand there?

My 'Dark Horse To Fiollow' (page 1) SECRETE STREME just dotted up at Wetherby
Report Howdi November 1, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
arkle winner give him a chance chrikey
Report Mr Eboue November 1, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
Nice one Rog. You Love a Jefferson horse.
Report rogerthebutler November 1, 2014 5:36 PM GMT
You know it Mr E!
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 3, 2014 12:36 PM GMT
Howdi  • October 31, 2014 8:38 AM GMT 
^^ one of Mark Howard's 40 to follow

LET IT GO, Mark ffs
Report Tucho December 19, 2014 12:57 PM GMT
Decent price on Simon Squirrel in the Ascot bumper today. I remembered the name this thread.
Report Howdi December 19, 2014 6:29 PM GMT
Catch Me ifyoucan • November 3, 2014 12:36 PM GMT
Howdi  • October 31, 2014 8:38 AM GMT 
^^ one of Mark Howard's 40 to follow

LET IT GO, Mark ffs

Report buddeliea December 21, 2014 3:59 PM GMT
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