Willie Mullins’ Chasers

Horse / Breeding / OwnerFestival entriesRatingSummary
DJAKADAM

7 b g Saint Des Saints (FR) – Rainbow Crest (FR) (Baryshnikov (AUS))

Owner: Susannah Ricci

GOLD CUP170Ran a fine race to finish second (btn 1.5l) to Coneygree in last year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup; filled same position behind Don Cossack in Punchestown Gold Cup in April; career-best when beating Valseur Lido by 12l in G1 John Durkan Chase (2m 4f) in December; fell for second time in three starts at Cheltenham in G2 BetBright Trial Chase on Jan 30

 

DON POLI

7 b g Poliglote – Dalamine (FR) (Sillery (USA))

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

GOLD CUP167Dual winner at The Festival, including easy 6l victory in the RSA Chase 12 months ago; won both starts this season; beat Many Clouds 4l in receipt of 5lb in 3m 1f Listed chase at Aintree before grinding it out to win G1 Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas

 

FELIX YONGER

10 b g Oscar (IRE) – Marble Sound (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))

Owner: Andrea & Graham Wylie

QUEEN MOTHER, RYANAIR CHASE162Won 8 of 14 starts over fences, headlined by a half-length victory over Baily Green in G1 Champion Chase at Punchestown in April; as good as ever this season, winning G2 contests at Navan and Punchestown under penalties; made frame in two starts at The Festival

 

UN DE SCEAUX

8 b g Denham Red (FR) – Hotesse De Sceaux (FR) (April Night (FR))

Owner: E O’Connell

QUEEN MOTHER172Short-priced favourite for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase after 5l victory over Sire de Grugy in G1 Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Jan 23; captured three G1 contests last season, including the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase at The Festival; fallen in two of seven starts over fences

 

VALSEUR LIDO

7 b g Anzillero (GER) – Libido Rock (FR) (Video Rock (FR))

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

RYANAIR CHASE,

GOLD CUP

162Won two G1s novice chases last season over 2m 4f and 3m 1f; runner-up (btn 12l) to Djakadam in G1 John Durkan Chase (2m4f) at Punchestown on Dec 5; fell when beaten in King George VI Chase on Dec 26; travelling strongly when UR at final fence in G1 Irish Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Feb 6

 

VAUTOUR

7 b g Robin Des Champs (FR) – Gazelle De Mai (FR) (Dom Pasquini (FR))

Owner: Susannah Ricci

QUEEN MOTHER, RYANAIR CHASE,

GOLD CUP

174Unbeaten in two starts at The Festival; decisive 6l winner of the 2014 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and produced the performance of the meeting last year when winning the JLT Novices’ Chase by 15l, making all both times; tackled 3m for the first time in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Dec 26, going down by a head to Cue Card

Willie Mullins’ Chasers (above)

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