Michael Shinners: My Stable
Michael Shinners continues our ten jumpers to follow series for the 2013-2014 National Hunt season.
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African Gold - Was a revelation last season winning five races including four on the bounce. He ran a blinder in the Albert Bartlett and was far from disgraced behind Solwhit in the Aintree Hurdle. Looks an exciting novice chaser who should win plenty of races.
Bobs Worth - Nothing original about putting the Gold Cup winner in a list! However, he could be still improving and should pick up more races than he did last year when a setback meant that he missed the Argento at Cheltenham in January.
"Colbert Station - Although he won't win many points before April I have to put in Colbert Station! He is a year older and stronger and could be a real challenger for the Grand National in April."
Module - He was fourth in last year's Jewson and still looks progressive. Made a promising reappearance in the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter and could easily turn into a Ryanair horse for the festival.
Moyle Park - Was two from two last season in bumpers and looks a really interesting prospect for two and a half mile novice hurdle events in Ireland. The Neptune could be his long-term target.
Our Conor - One of the most impressive winners of the Triumph Hurdle in recent years. His jumping seems to be his main asset as he is quick and slick over his hurdles. In opinion he is the one to beat in the Champion Hurdle.
Pendra - Trained by Charlie Longsdon made a good debut over fences at Carlisle. He was a smart hurdler last year who could be a Jewson horse come Cheltenham in March.
Urban Hymn - Was very impressive in his bumper for Malcolm Jefferson. He looked a real galloper but won the race with real authority and is now reported to go novice hurdling.
West Wizard - There is no denying that the dogs have been barking over this horse for a few weeks. He won a decent bumper at Kempton and then wasn't seen afterwards. Could rack up a sequence of novice hurdles this season.
"Zarkandar - It's difficult to know what his ideal trip might be, as 2 miles looks sharp enough and he is untried at 3 miles. The Aintree Hurdle looks an obvious long term target, however, he can easily pick up races before April."
My Stable 'how to' guide:
• To search for a horse, trainer or jockey, type their name in the search bar and click on the magnifying glass.
• To add a horse, trainer or jockey to your stable, do the above and then click on 'add to my stable'.
• To view your stable, go to 'your selections' located towards the top right when you are logged in.
• To receive email alerts from your stable, you must tick the box located under the tab 'E-Mail'.
• To stop receiving alerts, untick the box. To delete your selection from your stable, select the red cross.
• To change your email details, go to Sky Bet and log-in with your My Stable username and password. Go to your name in the top left and 'click here for all account options'. Go to 'My Details' and then scroll down to your email address. Change it in the box provided.