Sam Brown is a horse I’ve been really taken by since his chase debut at Lingfield – and you should keep him on your mind for Cheltenham.
He absolutely destroyed his rivals earlier this year at Lingfield, jumping unbelievably well bar one little nibble down the back and powered away down the straight to win by 22 lengths.
Aiden Coleman got another win on Saturday at Haydock in the Patrick Coyne Memorial Altcar Novices’ Chase to make it five wins from six career races for Sam Brown.
He won four of his first five races, first up beating Lalor on his debut in a Wincanton bumper.
Lalor of course went on to win the Aintree bumper that year, won a grade one over hurdles and has found his form running well over fences at Cheltenham last time.
He also beat Chef Des Obeaux on his second bumper start at Chepstow. Talk is Cheap was third.
The only time he was beaten was on good ground to Red River at Wincanton back in October 2017, but he put that to bed two months later pipping New To This Town at Plumpton.
He is very, very exciting.
If the ground were to come up soft at Cheltenham he’d have a nice chance in the RSA and he’s really flying under the radar.
He is definitely one to keep in your mind for the spring festivals.