Bob Olinger: everything you need to know about this key Cheltenham Festival contender

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  • Bob Olinger is one of the top novice chasers in National Hunt (jump) racing at the moment. Here, we find out a little bit more about him ahead of the Cheltenham Festival (15–18 March 2022).

    1. Bob Olinger is a seven-year-old gelding (born on 11 May 2015).

    2. He is owned by the company Robcour.

    3. He was bred by Kenneth Parkhill in Ireland.

    4. Bob Olinger is by Sholokhov and is out of Zenaide, who is by Zaffaran.

    5. He is trained by top Irish trainer Henry de Bromhead.

    6. So far, Bob Olinger has won seven of his eight career starts, with one of those victories coming in a point-to-point in November 2019 before he started racing under Rules.

    7. He has amassed over £133,000 in prize money to-date.

    8. His biggest victories so far came in two Grade One races; one in the Lawlor’s Of Naas novices’ hurdle at Naas in January 2021 and the other in the Ballymore novices’ hurdle at Cheltenham Festival in 2021.

    9. Bob Olinger is entered to run in the Grade One Turners Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday 17 March 2022.

    10. He has been ridden by Rachael Blackmore in most of his victories under Rules, including both of his Grade One wins.

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