BRISTOL DE MAI is a legendary steeplechaser. She’s won three Betfair Chases and a Grade One race. In this article, you’ll learn more about her. She won her first race at two and was a close second in the Betfair Chase.
BRISTOL DE MAI
Bristol de Mai is the defending champion of the Betfair Chase. Last year he won the race by four lengths, and is in good form. Twiston Davies rates him as the third best horse in England and Ireland. After his debut win at the Cheltenham Festival, he won two novice hurdle races before deciding to go novice chasing. Despite a poor time over fences, he should go close to claiming the Betfair Chase at Cheltenham.
The latest Betfair Chase winner, Bristol De Mai, headlines a new PS1 million jumps meeting at Lingfield, a few months before the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. The three-time Betfair Chase winner will be entered in the Fleur De Lys Chase, which has a prize money of PS150,000. He did not place in the A Plus Tard, but he will now head to the Festival for another major chase.
Bristol de Mai has many happy memories. This horse tied Kauto Star for four Betfair Chase wins, and she has a very good track record. Twiston-Davies is also proud of Bristol de Mai’s performance at Haydock. She has a good record here, and she was a great champion in 2006.
Kauto Star won the Betfair Chase four times, and Bristol De Mai hopes to emulate that feat. The Derby-trained mare won the race in 2017, 2018, and 2020. Previously, she won the Grade 2 Altcar Novices’ Chase six years ago. She is one of the most classy stayers to have ever won this race.
Nigel Twiston-Davies is confident that Bristol De Mai is ready for the Betfair Chase. The grey has been a dominant force in the Betfair Chase for the last four years, winning in 2017, 2018, and 2020 and finishing second in 2019. The trainer usually takes Bristol De Mai to Haydock, where she has been since the Grand National.
BRISTOL DE MAI is a legendary steeplechaser
Bristol De Mai is the current favourite to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock. He will be attempting to equal Kauto Star’s record of four Betfair Chase victories. The Betfair Chase is officially registered as the Lancashire Chase and is the first Grade 1 race of the jumps season. Several legendary horses have won this race, including Imperial Commander and Cue Card.
Bristol De Mai was born in France in 2011 and is now trained by N A Twiston-Davies. He has an excellent record when fresh. His owners are Simon Munir and Isaac Soude. Bristol De Mai is one of the top-rated steeplechasers of all time and the Twiston-Davies stable are bullish about his chances.
Bristol De Mai has won three Betfair Chases and the Champion Chase. The last two seasons he has won the Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock Park. He also finished third in the Magners Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival. The owners of Bristol De Mai are Isaac Soude and Simor Munir. Bristol De Mai has beaten Clan Des Obeaux twice, including in the 2017 Betfair Chase.
BRISTOL DE MAI has won three Betfair Chases
After snatching the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in September, BRISTOL DE MAI has won two Betfair Chases and one Grade One race. In the first, he beat stablemate Blaklion by half a length. In the second, he crushed cue Card, Outlander and Tea For Two to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock by 57 lengths. Now, the three-year-old is targeting the King George VI Chase next month and could take home the PS1m Jockey Club bonus.
The two most recent Betfair Chases Bristol De Mai won in 2017 and 2018 were both run on good to soft ground. A Plus Tard is the early favourite, but it is important to remember that Bristol De Mai has won three Betfair Chases in the last four years. In addition, the horse has a solid record at Haydock, where he has only lost once in six starts. He likes uncomplicated tracks with easy bends and two long straights.
Bristol de Mai started his career in France and won the Finale Juvenile Hurdle at Chepstow by six lengths. Although he did not win again that year, he ran close to his best on each of his three starts. Bristol de Mai then finished third in the Anniversary Hurdle at Aintree.
This year’s Betfair Chases are the most prestigious races at Haydock, and Bristol de Mai has a dazzling record at the course. His only defeat on the course was two years ago, and that was due to an interruption in his preparation. However, no such issues have affected his preparation this time around. This could be the day he leads his rivals in a merry dance.
Bristol De Mai is aiming for a fourth Betfair Chase at Haydock. After winning three Betfair Chases, the gelding has won five races at Haydock. His recent triumph came in 2017, when he beat Cue Card by 57 lengths. This is the most impressive margin in Britain for a Grade 1 race. If he wins the Betfair Chase again, he will tie Kauto Star for the record.
Bristol de Mai has carved out the race for himself over the last three seasons, and has won the race in 2017, 2018 and 2020. He was trained by Daryl Jacob and won the race on good ground last year. Another Irish raider is Chatham Street Lad. The former sparked Cheltenham with his antics in the winners’ enclosure last year and could surprise the bookies.
BRISTOL DE MAI is a Grade One winner
Bristol de Mai is the latest Grade One winner to hit the betting markets at Lingfield. The grey is one of three runners to have won the Betfair Chase. He also won the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby three weeks ago. He defied a 6lb penalty to defeat Blaklion by half a length. Unlike Blaklion, he was in control long before the final furlong. The two-year-old had no trouble getting his head in front and maintained a relentless gallop all the way to the finish without tiring or coming off the bridle.
Bristol de Mai is trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and will be competing in the William Hill Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Lingfield on April 7. The jockey hopes the grey will be able to reproduce his impressive form at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Since arriving in Britain, Bristol de Mai has won ten races, including five Grade Ones. He is sired by Saddler Maker and was bred in France by Jean-Yves Touzaint. His dam, La Bole Night, is a half-sister to Grade One winner Riva De Mai. She also sired another Grade One winner, Main Fact.
Bristol De Mai has several fond memories. He tied Kauto Star for the record of four Betfair Chase wins in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2011. In addition to winning the Betfair Chase in four years, he also won the Betfair Chase at Haydock in 2011. In addition, Bristol De Mai is a top-class chaser and is known for his mud flying at Haydock. He is a horse to watch this season.
After finishing third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Bristol de Mai won two novice Grade 2 races at Kempton and Sandown. In the following year, he finished third in the Grade 1 Anniversary Four-Year-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree, behind Al Boum Photo and Devilment. After finishing third in the Cheltenham race, he switched to novice chasing. His first attempt at the Betfair Chase yielded a career-high Timeform rating of 169x. This suggests that Bristol de Mai made some mistakes, but did not make any serious mistakes.
The owners of Bristol De Mai, Nigel Twiston-Davies, are confident that the horse will not be put off by his latest setback. The owner hopes that the new fitness level will prove to be valuable. This race will be a test of his abilities.