Chacun Pour Soi topped greatest chaser of 2020/21



Chacun Pour Soi has been topped one of the best chaser educated in Britain or Eire within the 2020/21 Anglo-Irish Jumps Classification.

The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old gained 4 of his 5 begins throughout an incredible marketing campaign, his solely defeat coming when third within the Queen Mom Champion Chase on the Cheltenham Competition in March.

He bounced again to profitable methods within the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown the next month, a efficiency which earned him a mark of 176 and noticed him finish the season because the highest-rated chaser in coaching.

Second on the listing is Henry de Bromhead’s WellChild Gold Cup hero Minella Indo, who is just a pound behind Chacun Pour Soi on 175.

The eight-year-old obtained the higher of stablemate A Plus Tard (172) within the blue riband, with Al Boum Picture (170) ending third in his bid for a historic third consecutive Gold Cup victory.

Allaho earned himself a ranking of 174 with a superb show within the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham, whereas the Paul Nicholls-trained Clan Des Obeaux is the highest-rated British-based horse after being given a mark of 172 for his thrilling Punchestown Gold Cup triumph.

Martin Greenwood, BHA Steeplechase Crew Chief, stated: “With Irish domination a working theme all through the 2020/21 season, it’s no shock that they head almost each division within the newest Anglo-Irish listing, restricted to performances rated 150 and above for the primary time.

“Chacun Pour Soi is narrowly rated the highest chaser on 176, with steady companion Allaho rated 2lb decrease on 174 – topping the middle-distance division – and Minella Indo splitting the pair, whereas ending in pole place within the staying class. Aintree and Punchestown winner Clan des Obeaux is the one British-trained horse to characteristic within the 170s.”

Andrew Shaw, Senior Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board Nationwide Hunt handicapper, stated: “There was a clear sweep for Irish‐educated horses in all three steeplechase classes.

“Allaho put in a spectacular show of leaping when powering his approach to victory within the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Minella Indo produced one of the best staying efficiency of the season within the Gold Cup, and Chacun Pour Soi’s electrifying show within the Champion Chase at Punchestown sees him prime the general chase division.”

Shishkin and Energumene prepared the ground within the novice-chase division, each incomes marks of 169 throughout campaigns stuffed with promise.

Nicky Henderson’s Shishkin was undefeated in 5 begins in his first season over fences, culminating with victories within the Arkle at Cheltenham and the Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree.

The Mullins-trained Energumene missed Cheltenham, however gained the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown and a Grade One at Punchestown.

Greenwood added: “There are many potential superstars within the novice ranks, topped by Energumene and Shishkin within the two-mile division, the pair each rated 169 and each unbeaten, the one disappointment being that they didn’t get the prospect to race in opposition to one another.

“Three horses within the longer-distance divisions are the subsequent greatest, all rated 163. Royale Pagaille completed the season on a low be aware after ending lame within the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and each Envoi Allen and Monkfish blotted their copybooks at Punchestown.”

Champion Hurdle heroine Honeysuckle leads the best way over hurdles with a ranking of 165, a pound away from a trio of fellow Irish-trained begins on 164 – Sharjah, Stayers’ Hurdle winner Flooring Porter and Klassical Dream.

The main novice hurdlers have been wide-margin Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner Recognize It (160) and the sensible Bob Olinger (159), who dominated his rivals within the Ballymore at Cheltenham, whereas Monmiral (153) charges because the season’s greatest juvenile following success at Aintree.

Shaw stated: “Honeysuckle was the standout hurdler of the season in an unbeaten marketing campaign which resulted in 4 Grade One victories from as many begins, with the spotlight being her scintillating show within the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, incomes her the season’s highest mark of 165.

“Her fee of enchancment over the previous couple of years would point out that there’s each probability she might higher that determine subsequent season.”





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