The winter jumping season is once again approaching, and we will have many familiar old faces returning, as well as several new ones making their debuts. Over the coming days and weeks I will be providing detailed essays on some of our horses that will hopefully be in the winners enclosure very shortly.
Trevelyn's Corn. 17 May 2013. Oscar-Present Value. Owner- D Lees.
Trevelyn's Corn was a recent purchase at the horses in training sale out of the Somerset yard of the champion trainer Paul Nichols. Trevelyn's Corn was the first racecourse representative, and to date highest rated offspring of his dam who is by Presenting. His sire Oscar has of course produced numerous top class jumpers, including Paisley Park, and Clondaw Castle, who are both also the produce of Presenting mares.
Trevelyn's Corn started out life in the hands of Irish point to point trainer Colin Bowe. He made his debut in Ireland at Borris House in December 2017, over three miles in heavy ground in the 'Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Cheltenham Sales' race, for four year old geldings. He won the race with ease, and was subsequently sold for a significant sum to go in to training with Paul Nichols. He made his hurdles debut in a tongue tie at Ascot 11 months later over an extended two miles and five furlongs where he finished a highly respectable fourth, beaten by four and a half lengths, and earning a RPR of 123, he has worn a tongue tie in each of his four subsequent races.
After Ascot he was given a break until March 2019, when turning out in maiden hurdle company at Wincanton, where he made no mistake, striding home a comfortable seven lengths winner, for which he received his first BHA mark of 130. He was not sent to the Cheltenham Festival, but was instead aimed at the 'Sefton' Grade 1 at Aintree in April over the extended three miles. He raced prominently throughout, until weakening from two out to finish a well beaten 10th of the 12 starters. He was given wind surgery after that race, and a six months break.
His next appearance, and his final one to date was in October 2019 over an extended two miles and three furlongs at Chepstow in the 'Unibet Persian War' Grade 2 novices hurdle. After being prominent early on he began to race awkwardly, with his jockey pulling him up just before the last flight, stating that the gelding had hung left handed. TO BE CONTINUED.
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