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Noel Fehily preview his rides at Wincanton and Naas

| 04.01.2019

I have had a better week with a couple of winners for my old boss Charlie Mann, which I was very grateful for to get 2019 going in the right fashion.

My weekend plans have changed as having been set to be at Plumpton on Sunday I will instead be in Ireland to ride for Willie Mullins in the Grade 1 hurdle.

Saturday will be spent at Wincanton where I have four rides with chances, starting with Cesar Et Rosalie (1.05).

I thought he didn’t run too badly last time at Newcastle. I think he has probably been crying out for this trip of three miles, one furlong, so I would be hoping he would run well.

Barton Knoll (2.05) is a horse I have yet to ride so I don’t know an awful lot about him but he won well at Doncaster last time.

He looked like he jumped well and won by a wide distance, looking quite impressive. I am hoping he can be in some way competitive.

Gulshanigans (2.40) is another horse I do not know a great deal about. He finished second on his first run for Jack Barber the other day after nearly 600 days off, which wasn’t too bad a run after such a long break.

I have only ridden for Jack once before and it won so hopefully he is not putting me up for no reason.

My last ride on the card is Winston C (3.50) who I thought ran pretty well on his first start at Huntingdon in what probably wasn’t a bad race.

I think he could go well. The Paul Nicholls horse My Way isn’t too bad but Winston C would be my best chance of a winner.

I am heading to Naas on Sunday to ride Getareason (1.50) in the Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle, in which Willie Mullins has three runners.

He did run well the last day at Navan, which I think surprised them, and he might be improving a little bit.

Obviously Ruby will probably be on the most fancied Willie Mullins horse in the race, Tornado Flyer, but with Getareason running so well last time I am hoping he would be a placed chance.

He was given a very high Racing Post Rating for that run. If he can run to that it would put him in the mix.




Noel Fehily

Noel Fehily is one of the finest jump jockeys in the business. Winner of the famed King George VI and a two-time victor of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Noel will be bringing you his thoughts in the run-up to the Cheltenham Festival exclusively on Ladbrokes.