NATIONAL HUNT SEASON Review 2020 - 2021
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National Hunt Season Review 2020 – 2021
We got on to the subject of handicap horses who may have ‘got away’ at the Cheltenham Festival and VINTAGE CLOUDS pops up. He finished 2nd of 24 to Beware The Bear in this race back in 2019 rated 144 and then was 8th of 23 in this race last year, rated 151. It was mentioned in our conversation that the year he came 2nd, connections really fancied his chances and it was a horse who so nearly won.
Anyway I said my opinion was 151 was a handicap mark way too high (last year) and you got one more shot at the Ultima Handicap Chase with this horse next season, but he needs to come down to a handicap mark of 142 and given he had a wind operation just before he finished 2nd in this race in 2019, this time I would give the horse a wind operation one race prior to this race, so VINTAGE CLOUDS learns that he can actually breathe better, before the race and don’t get caught by surprise during the race, that he actually can breath, which probably was what happened in 2019, as he stayed on after coming off the bridle.
I woke up the next morning and said to my wife, can you believe the nerve of me, suggesting stuff to the person, well connected to VINTAGE CLOUDS, what to do with the horse.
12 months on and exactly what we discussed has happened with the horse. I can’t say it was because of me as I have not seen the person again, or probably ever will again, with it being a random meet in the first place. What I do know is I have seen something unfold in front of my eyes and I have to practice what I preached and he comes into the race rated 143 (1lb higher than what we discussed) and a wind operation (in November, with one run since). Not only that but they are also putting on first time cheekpieces, just to help that bit more.
VINTAGE CLOUDS is an 11 year old who is now 1lb lower than when he finished 2nd in this race in 2019 and this year’s renewal is not as competitive. This is a horse who won the Peter Marsh Chase last season off today’s mark of 143. It ruined his handicap mark for this race last year, but every run this season has been with a view to getting his mark down to 142.
He is going to have to roll back the years but I am sure he has been trained to the minute and this is one of only two horses trained by Sue Smith coming to the Cheltenham Festival. A bold front running ride I am sure will be attempted and if he can start to get a few of these working hard in behind, he will stay all day long up the hill. Can I really practice what I preached, a year on?…”
Bets like that don’t always come off so you for it to land with so many customers aboard with us was a great feeling. We also made it 13 from 13 Cheltenham Festivals in profit, a record I am very proud of.
We ended the month with 4 points profit but another National Hunt Season of profit was in the bag as we were no way going to lose 70 points in the final month of April.
I wanted to end the season in style and to get over the 100 points profit mark but unfortunately we fell just short with 21 points profit for the month. I should not be too harsh on myself as April brought us to 5 winning months from 6 but it is always nice to get past a target which was 100 points.
Unlike a few other months in the National Hunt Season, we started April in good fashion, came home with profit at Aintree for the 11th time in 12 years, leaving it until the very last race with Knappers Hill. He was my favourite winner as once again the pressure was on to come home in front and once again we delivered. I also liked Theinval who was a winner after running just two days before. We did the same with the horse back in 2018 when he only had one day rest. What a horse to repay us like that on two occasions, 2 years apart.
Another National Hunt Season done and another profitable one.
13 out of 13 National Hunt Seasons in profit and there are not many tipsters in the industry with a record like that. We were short of our record and it would have been nice to get over 100 points, but profit is profit and consistency over many many years is something I am proud of.
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Next National Hunt Season I want to break my record and I am always looking to set my bar higher and higher. The same as this Flat Season, I have targets I am aiming the bar high…..
The flat season is upon us and although we are around even for the season so far (just 7 days), in the 3 big races so far this season, the 1000 and 2000 guineas and Chester Cup, we have found winners in Mother Earth, Falcon Eight and each way money on Lucky Vega.
We are looking to make it 12 from the last 13 flat seasons in profit, although our last loss came way back in 2014 so we are actually looking to make it 6 from the last 6 in profit.
My record over a Flat Season is 124 points profit which was back in 2015 but my aim over the next 5 1/2 months is 100 points profit. If and when we get to that point, I will hunt down our record.
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