WHILE looking at the sire profiles may not be a very accurate predictor of winners at the Cheltenham Festival, a look back at what has happened over the past decade might still be a useful exercise.

It may perhaps pinpoint some sires who have gone under the radar for breeders, especially if you are looking to produce a horse worthy of competing at National Hunt’s equivalent of the Olympics. After all, an incredible 643 stallions have had one or more runners at the Cheltenham Festival between 2011 and 2020.