Battle Anthem is a 6yo Royal Anthem gelding who has won 3 Irish point to points since the end of October from 6 runs and was placed on the other 3 occasions. The beauty of buying a horse with this sort of profile is the form has become clearer with a couple of eye-catching efforts that now look very good.
He is a winner over 13f on the flat and placed up to 2 miles, rated 72.
He is also a winner over 2m 3f over hurdles rated 105 as recent as 13th August. He has had 1 run over fences, it was a better run than looks on paper behind a well handicapped horse, finishing only 7 lengths off the 2nd placed horse (who has won since). A horse behind him that day has also won since.
He has form on soft and good ground, is consistent and will be a real fun horse currently sitting on fair handicap marks, Flat 72, Hurdles 105, Chase 103.
Bal De Rio is a 3 year old gelding by Vertigineux and a winner up to 12.5 furlongs on Heavy and Good ground and rated 75 on the flat in France trained by Satoshi Kobayashi.
He comes from the family of Oa Baldixe who won the Monksfield Novices' Hurdle for Noel Meade and went through the ring at Arqana Sale in November but was led out unsold.
Placed in a Grade 2 hurdle , won at Taunton and beaten only 3&1/2 lengths in The County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival since sold.