National Hunt team for 2022/23
The time has come for us to assemble our team to go to National Hunt war with for the upcoming season! With such a strong team of young horses, few changes have been made for this year, with just one new horse to introduce…
Jumps racing is all about returning favourites, and we have a true Hot To Trot hero coming back for another season in Trincomalee (Lucy Wadham). He is a big favourite with the members and has won four races for us over the last few years. Last season was an interrupted one for Trinc, and we are very lucky to still have him after he sustained a nasty injury. He is now back to full health and back in training after a summer holiday. Trincomalee has found his niche as a staying hurdler and, now rated 135, he should take us for some fun days out this season!
Last Of A Legend (Harry Fry) was in training through the start of the summer and got her head in front at Bangor in July. She then had a summer holiday and will return to the track this autumn with a nice level of racing experience under her belt. Another horse with proven form is bumper winner Trevada, who showed potential over hurdles in the spring and will be a nice prospect over fences and a trip in time. Symbolic Spirit (Amy Murphy, Newmarket) is a gorgeous looking and well-bred mare who has always impressed Amy at home, but struggled to show it on the racecourse until this summer. She underwent wind surgery in the spring which appeared to make all the difference, and looked like the winner last time out at Stratford in June but for an unfortunate fall at the last. She has now had a summer break and we hope to see her in the winners enclosure this autumn!
We have three unraced and promising young horses to look forward to this season. Heavenly Clouds (Mel Rowley) is a gorgeous half-sister to Many Clouds who was ready to run in a bumper in the spring but, given the dry weather, it was decided that she should be turned away for her summer holiday. She is a lovely horse and will be worth the wait! Also read to take her first step on the racecourse this autumn to is Of Course You Can (Neil Mulholland), another very well bred filly who is leased from Grand National winning owner Robert Waley Cohen. Moonlit Potter (Henry Daly) is a smart looking filly by the promising young sire Pether’s Moon who will be ready to run in a bumper before too long.
The new recruit to the equine team is as exciting as they come! She is a 4 year old filly named Love Bite, by a fantastic National Hunt sire in Milan and from a very talented family. Love Bite is a full-sister to Beat That, a dual Grade 1 winner with a fantastic attitude, who never quite fulfilled his potential due to injury. Talent flows freely in this family, none more so than in their half-brother Might Bite, an enigmatic and characterful horse who won four Grade 1 races and finished runner up in a vintage Gold Cup in the space of just over a year, before deciding that was enough of that thank you very much! Thankfully our filly is by a much more genuine sire… Love Bite has had a smooth education to date and is currently doing plenty of work, so we are greatly looking forward to seeing her on the track this autumn! She will be trained, of course, by the inimitable Nicky Henderson.
We couldn’t dream for a nicer team of horses to have to run in the Hot To Trot silks; fingers crossed for plenty of luck, some fun days out and lots of winners!
There is still limited space available to join Hot To Trot Jumping for the 2022/23 season. Membership costs £2,250 for the season and involves you in all of the horses, with no further training/racing costs to pay. All members receive their pro-rata share of prize money and we have a busy schedule of events planned throughout the season to get stuck into! Email email@example.com for more information or join here.