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Jonbon Horse - Age, weight, trainer, owner, race record and form

Jonbon was among the leading contenders for the Grade 1 Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after being pulled out by trainer Nicky Henderson.

Wearing the legendary JP McManus colours, Jonbon has won two of his three starts this season and will likely now be aimed at one of the big end-of-season two-mile chases.

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Jonbon Owner

Jonbon is owned by JP McManus. The Irish businessman is one of the best-known and most respected figures in the sport and the 73-year-old has enjoyed success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National.

McManus has recorded well over 4,000 winners as an owner and the great Istabraq is his most famous performer.

Jonbon Trainer

Jonbon is in the care of master trainer Nicky Henderson. The Seven Barrows maestro has been crowned British jump racing champion trainer on six occasions and has saddled an incredible 73 Cheltenham Festival winners.

See You Then won the Champion Hurdle in 1985, 1986 and 1987 and the 73-year-old also saddled Punjabi and Binocular to win the great race among his record tally of nine wins.

Bobs Worth and Long Run have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup under the stewardship of Henderson and the Seven Barrows maestro has also enjoyed success on the Flat at Royal Ascot.

Constitution Hill may prove a more spectacular horse than any of the greats that Henderson has trained in the past.

The son of Blue Bresil is unbeaten in eight starts over hurdles and the brilliant seven-year-old was a breathtaking winner of the 2023 Champion Hurdle.

Jonbon Age

Jonbon is eight years old.

Jonbon Official Rating

Jonbon has an official chase rating of 170 and has recorded a peak Racing Post Rating of 171. He has a mark of 152 over hurdles.

Jonbon Weight

Jonbon has carried 11 stone 10 pounds in all three of his races this season.

Jonbon Next Race

Jonbon was scheduled to tackle the Queen Mother Champion Chase at this year’s Cheltenham Festival before his withdrawal due to the poor form of the Henderson stable.

With no obvious two-mile target at Aintree, he may bid to retain the Grade 1 bet365 Celebration Chase title that he won with a Sandown victory over Captain Guinness last year.

That race is on 27th April, but another option would be to tackle the Punchestown Champion Chase on 30th April in a potential showdown with 2023 Arkle winner El Fabiolo.

Jonbon Record

Jonbon has won 12 of his 15 races under Rules, never finishing outside of the front two and Henderson has campaigned his charge in top-level races.

JP McManus paid £570,000 to acquire Jonbon at the Goffs UK November sale in 2020. The gelding is a full-brother to 2016 Arkle winner Douvan, being sired by Walk In The Park out of the Saint Des Saints mare Star Face.

Jonbon won the Grade 2 Howden Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot in 2021 and then triumphed in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle trial at Haydock. His colours were lowered in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, but that defeat was against his imperious stablemate Constitution Hill.

Jonbon returned to winning ways in the Grade 1 Top Novices' Hurdle, beating El Fabiolo at Aintree, and went on to taste success on his chasing debut at Warwick at the end of the year.

Graded chase glory followed in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown and Kingmaker Novices' Chase at Warwick before a tilt at the Arkle Novices' Chase at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. El Fabiolo had his revenge on that occasion taking the score to 1-1 between the brilliant pair.

This season started in fantastic fashion with a victory in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham and then the Grade 1 Tingle Creek at Sandown.

Jonbon had appeared better than ever and had the look of a leading Champion Chase contender, but things came off the rails in January when he made a host of shuddering jumping errors and was beaten by Elixir De Nutz in the top-level Clarence House Chase.

However, on the balance of Jonbon’s impressive career achievements there should still be more big days to come for the talented chaser.

Jonbon Prize Money

Jonbon has won a total of £616,441 in win and place prize money in his career to date, with £463,413 coming from chases.

Jonbon News

Jonbon was set to tackle the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham and no firm plans have been announced for his next target.

After his defeat in the Clarence House Chase in January, trainer Nicky Henderson told the Racing Post: "He's lost the battle but not the war."

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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