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Harry Cobden's horses to follow in the 2024/25 National Hunt season

Planet Sport ambassador and Champion Jockey Harry Cobden looks ahead to some of the potential star horses he will be riding in the 2024/25 National Hunt season.

Paul Nicholls is always on the lookout for the next stable star, so I’m expecting plenty of new stock to arrive in the yard over the summer to go to war with next season.

Of the ones we have at Ditcheat already, there’s a host of promising horses to look forward to.

If I had to put my money where my mouth is, I’d say Regent’s Stroll is the smartest of our bumper horses to go novice hurdling next season.

He was very good in his two Rules wins at Ascot and Newbury, and he’s a cracking horse to look forward to.

I’ve already schooled him; he jumps well, and he could be our Gallaghers (Baring Bingham Novices’ Hurdle) horse for next year.



Blueking D’Oroux was one I mentioned in my season review after his Ascot Hurdle win, and he’s one I’m excited about going down the staying hurdling route come next season.

He’s still only a five-year-old, has been running to a very high level already this year and is bound to keep improving.

He was probably a bit unlucky when fourth to Impaire Et Passe on Saturday, and we like him a lot at Ditcheat, so keep an eye out for him.

It’s fair to say that things haven’t gone right for Bravemansgame this season. He disappointed at Haydock but ran a mighty race in the King George where I think he was a touch unlucky.

Bravemansgame and Harry Cobden

He ran well in the Gold Cup despite not getting his ground, but Aintree didn’t go to plan after that.

He will have a wind-op this summer which I think will help him and he’s a horse I certainly haven’t lost faith in. He’s one of my favourites in the yard and he will be back.

I was gutted that Greaneteen missed the entire season with injury. I don’t think his issue was particularly serious but sometimes it pays to be cautious.

Watching Captain Guinness win this year’s Champion Chase makes you wonder where our lad would’ve been had he been fighting fit for Cheltenham. I’ll be excited to see him back next season for sure.

Tutti Quanti is a lovely horse to follow. We haven’t run him since he picked up a small issue after his first spin around Taunton in January, but we’re full of confidence about him for next season.

He’s far from the finished article and the team at Ditcheat are big fans of him. I think he could be quite good, so he’s one for your trackers.

Kabral Du Mathan was really smart on his UK debut at Huntingdon, but we couldn’t quite keep him right after then. I thought he was the one for the Boodles and was frustrated he couldn’t make the Festival.

He’s another smashing horse to look forward to for next season.

I’m already thinking about where we can go with him, which says a lot about what kind of esteem we hold him in!

READ MORE: Harry Cobden’s Planet Sport blog: Champion Jockey season review

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