Thomas Hobson

Thomas Hobson

Horse name: Thomas Hobson

Age: 8

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Owner: Mrs S Ricci

Country: Great Britain

Attempt?: Confirmed

Our handicap: 55kgs

Formline: Ascot Stakes

Distance Query?: No

Path?: UK races

Likes wet?: Good on both

Notes: This former hurdler took a break from the jumps in April to try flat racing in June. On his first start he won the 2017 Ascot Stakes (4014m) in a track record time, then remarkably backed up four days later with a second in the Queen Alexandra Stakes (4355m) to beat US Army Ranger.

Mullins said at that point that the end game was the Melbourne Cup.

He battled to seventh in the Lonsdale Cup (3269m) at York which his hopes as connections were hoping for a lot more. He turned that around with a second in the Doncaster Cup (3599m). He presents with similar form to 2012 Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Simenon.