Renowned trainer Nicky Henderson is heading into the new jumps season with an impressive lineup of horses. Henderson has recently added a number of talented horses to his Seven Barrows yard, including Grade 2 winner Adrimel who made the switch from the Tom Lacey stable.
New arrivals at Seven Barrows
Henderson has been bolstering his team with exciting new arrivals. Owner Olly Harris moved his horses from Michael Scudamore's yard to Seven Barrows, which means Henderson will now train Peaky Boy and Kingston Pride – both promising prospects for novice hurdles after successful campaigns in the previous season.
Harris has also transferred unbeaten horses Willmount and £290,000 purchase Break My Soul from Neil Mulholland's stable. Additionally, Henderson has acquired unbeaten French youngsters Donwave and River Gold from across the English Channel.
Furthermore, Henderson welcomed a few runners from rival trainers. Milton Harris' Gentle Slopes and Bhaloo from Fergal O'Brien's stable have also made the switch to Seven Barrows.
Jerkio Du Reponet: Henderson's newest recruit
Henderson expressed great enthusiasm for his latest recruit, Jerkio Du Reponet. The four-year-old gelding, recently acquired by leading owner JP McManus, was a point-to-point winner in Ireland. Henderson described him as "something rather special" and praised his impressive performance, winning by 11 lengths in his sole start at Kirkistown.
Henderson is optimistic about Jerkio Du Reponet's potential, stating, "He is a really fine, strong horse that looks pretty mature and I think he might be ready to go to war later in the autumn which is very exciting."
Henderson's top-class team for the 2023/24 jumps season
Henderson already has a strong team of horses for the upcoming jumps season. The standout contenders include Constitution Hill, who will be aiming to defend his Champion Hurdle crown. Shishkin, another talented horse, will be targeted for the King George race, while Jonbon is expected to compete in the Champion Chase. Henderson's successful lineup puts him in a good position to challenge for a seventh trainers' title this winter.
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