GAVIN CROMWELL: Top Irish trainer and BETDAQ ambassador Gavin Cromwell gives his five horses to follow for this Jumps season


Patrick Mullins won a bumper on him in Wexford in his first run this season.

He’s a horse that stays very well and loves soft ground. He could potentially run in a bumper in Punchestown in a couple of weeks, but if he doesn’t go there, he might go hurdling. We won’t delay too long with him in bumpers, as he’s a lovely big staying horse and he’s one for staying hurdles later in the season.

My Mate Mozzie

It was a great first run in Punchestown in a maiden hurdle. He shows plenty of speed, jumps very well but he’s not one I would like to run on bottomless, heavy ground, so we’ll pick our places for the season.

He’ll probably run in the Grade Three For Auction Novice Hurdle on Sunday in Navan. I’m really looking forward to him, particularly when the spring comes, and I think he is going to be a smart horse.

Jeremy’s Flame

She had a nice first run for the season in Fairyhouse over two miles on ground that was probably just a little bit too lively for her.

In one way I’m thankful she didn’t win her beginners [chase] last year, as it means she’s still a maiden for this year and a novice for this season.

Her head is in a much better place this year and I’m looking forward to running her. She’ll probably go for a mares beginners chase on November 14 at Cork. She’s in good nick.


Had a lovely first run in Galway over fences. He probably got to the front a little bit too soon when he took it up at the back of the last fence and it’s a long way home in Galway for your first run. He was just lacking a bit of fitness and got tired in the last 100 yards and just got collared.

He’s a nice horse to be going chasing with – he jumps well – and I’m looking forward to the season with him.

Dutch Shultz

He won on the flat for us a couple weeks ago in Gowran Park. He had a nice first run in Galway in the summer on the flat as well, so he’s ready to go hurdling now.

He will handle winter ground and he looks like he could be pretty decent.