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Cheveley Park Quotes - A Plus Tard and Allaho straight to Cheltenham

By Jon Vine
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13 Jan 2022
  • We bring you key quotes about some of the superstars likely to line up at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival
  • Richard Thompson of leading owners Cheveley Park Stud spoke to the press this weekend
  • Gold Cup favourite A Plus Tard and defenning Ryanair winner Allaho will head straight to the Festival
  • Thompson also discussed plans for Ferny Hollow, Sir Gerhard and Envoi Allen
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Rachael Blackmore in the Cheveley Park silks celebrates after riding Allaho to win The Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham in 2021. (Getty)
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Since buying back into the National Hunt racing game, leading owners Cheveley Park Stud have enjoyed a great deal of success.

Horses carrying the famous Red and White silks have landed major Grade Ones at huge meetings across Britain and Ireland. The Cheltenham Festival has proven to be a particularly happy hunting ground for the Thompson family in recent years too, as Cheveley Park has celebrated seven winners at Prestbury Park in the last three years.

As we build towards the 2022 meeting, which starts on Tuesday 15th March, Richard Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud spoke to the press to update fans on plans for their leading Cheltenham contenders.
    Table Of Contents
  • 2022 Cheltenham Festival News - Cheveley Park Quotes
  • A Plus Tard
  • Allaho
  • Envoi Allen
  • Ferny Hollow
  • Sir Gerhard
*All quotes taken from RTE*

2022 Cheltenham Festival News - Cheveley Park Quotes

A Plus Tard

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"He'll just go straight to Cheltenham now, that's the plan, that worked well (last year) so he won't run again before Cheltenham. We will go there with a great chance I think and as long as the race pans out for us well, he'll have a terrific chance hopefully."

"A Plus Tard has been a fantastic horse for us - he won the Savills in 2020, he was second in the Gold Cup, he beat Chacun Pour Soi over two miles at Leopardstown two years ago and he won the Betfair Chase."

"He's definitely my personal favourite, I just love the way he's so consistent."


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"There was a time when we thought he would potentially step up and start in the Gold Cup, but I think this year we'll definitely go for the Ryanair with him."

"Allaho first time out for the last couple of seasons hasn't really been on song, but he fought hard, stayed on well and we were really proud of him to win another Grade One like that."

Envoi Allen

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"A little bit of the gloss has come off Envoi in the recent months but he's won his sixth Grade Ones."

"The John Durkan was a bit disappointing to be frank, but he came back and he won over Christmas. It was a three-runner race, Chacun Pour Soi got taken out of the race in the morning but there you go, he won his sixth Grade One but he's a horse that there's perhaps a slight question mark over at the moment."

"He's won us a Ballymore, he's won us a Champion Bumper - he owes us nothing. He's got an entry for the Champion Chase and the Ryanair, he could go for either."

"We'll look at the situation nearer the time most probably, I don't think he'll run again before Cheltenham. At the moment I think it's 50-50, Ryanair or Champion Chase."

"The Champion Chase is a real quality race this year. Shishkin looks a superb prospect and we'd have our work cut out against him. Envoi is quick, he jumps quickly and it could well suit him - we wouldn't rule the Champion Chase out."

Ferny Hollow

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"He's a horse that won the Champion Bumper, came back over hurdles and beat Bob Olinger and then had an issue so he was off the track for quite a while."

"He's won us two Grade Ones and at the moment he's favourite for the Arkle. That's the race we're aiming for."

Sir Gerhard

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"It looks like the Supreme Novices' Hurdle for him but he's up against Jonbon and Constitution Hill."

"We've got a lot of faith in Sir Gerhard, he's one of our top prospects."

*All quotes taken from RTE*

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