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Dysart Dynamo: everything you need to know about this key Cheltenham Festival contender


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  • Dysart Dynamo is one of the top novice hurdlers 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. Dysart Dynamo is a six-year-old gelding (born on 10 May 2016).

    2. He is owned and was bred by Eleanor Manning.

    3. Dysart Dynamo is by Westerner and out of the mare Dysart Dancer, who won over £19,000 during her racing career and who is by Accordion.

    4. He is trained by top Irish trainer Willie Mullins.

    5. So far, Dysart Dynamo is unbeaten, and has won all four of his career starts in impressive fashion.

    6. He has amassed over £35,000 in prize money to-date.

    7. His biggest victory so far came in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer novice hurdle at Punchestown in January 2022, where he cruised to an impressive 19-length victory.

    8. Dysart Dynamo is declared to run in the Grade One Sky Bet Supreme novices’ hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 15 March 2022, where he lines up as one of the key contenders for Ireland.

    9. He will be ridden by Paul Townend at the Cheltenham Festival, who also rode him to his last victory, but he has also been ridden by Sean O’Keeffe and Patrick Mullins in the past too.

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