it looks like Paul Nichols has an exciting novice chasing prospect on his hands in Tamaroc du Mathan and it may well be worth putting him in your tracker and monitoring his progress.
The 5-year old put up an impressive jumping display for a novice in yesterday's visitracingtv.com Novices Limited Handicap Chase at Wincanton. It's a bit early to get over-excited as he never really had to come off the bridle, so he was never put under pressure.
What was encouraging though was the manner of his jumping which was bold at times but clever when needed. He travelled strongly throughout the race and took control from 4 out and demolished the opposition with Harry Cobden motionless and looking behind from a long way out. He was highly tried over hurdles but never really shone but now he has gone chasing he looks a different proposition. There was strong market support which saw him go off at 5/4f so he's obviously shown plenty at home. He has had a second wind operation which seems to have done the trick and he looks like a novice with graded potential.
Timeform has given him a rating of 137+ and his RP rating is now 142. He had been off the track for 265 days so he can only improve for this run. He doesn't currently have any future entries so it will be interesting to see where connections go with him now.
If adding horses to your tracker is your thing it may well be worth having a look at Andy Gibson's Notes On the Clock (click on members posts to read). Andy is a well-respected presenter on William Hill radio and At The Races so he knows what he's talking about. He posts previews and reviews every week of Jumps horses he thinks are worth following. He also creates a database of all the horses he writes about which can be easily searched by Horse, Course or Date. He has kindly agreed to open up the posts and database for a couple of days so people can get a feel for how he operates.
It's well worth your while spending a couple of minutes and taking a look...
The team at Cleeve