Crievehill is an Arcadio gelding who ran eight times during the 2017/18 season, winning twice and accumulating prize money in every race bar his seasonal debut and rising 12lb in the handicap to 139. Those two wins included a Class 3 Handicap Chase at Sandown by twenty lengths and he finished that season with an excellent run when caught close home in the final of a valuable Novice Handicap Chase Series at Haydock.

After a summer at grass, Crievehill came back with a good attitude and last season’s debut at Uttoxeter was very encouraging, jumping like a stag throughout the race and finishing runner-up. With his first taste of the Grand National fences at Aintree, Crievehill showed in the Grand Sefton Chase that he not only jumps impeccably but would relish a step up in trip. He was somewhat disappointing on his next outing at Wetherby where he faded in what was a fast run race, following which he finished fourth in a very competitive Swinley Chase at Ascot.  With rain finally having arrived Nigel Twiston-Davies decided to run him in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Crievehill led from an early stage and jumped superbly until being headed in the latter stages, but stayed on gamely to finish fourth of the 23 starters. With conditions remaining so dry Nigel was unable to get another run out of Crievehill last season.

The new 2019/20 season started in impressive fashion.  Crievehill outjumped his rivals to win a competitive Handicap Chase at Wetherby, overcoming the shorter than ideal distance.  His next run was then his most impressive performance to date, jumping like a stag and coasting home to win a very competitive £50,000 handicap chase at Haydock in late November, which saw his handicap rating up to a peak of 155. His trainer had the Grand National as his next target, which was unfortunately cancelled this year, but Crievehill will hopefully be back to run at Aintree in 2021!

Crievehill made a promising start to his 2020/2021 season at Aintree where he jumped well and Sam and Nigel were very happy with his performance. He then lined up for the Grand Sefton to finish eighth, suggesting that the he is more effective over a longer trip and better conditions these days. His next run at Kempton saw him stay on to finish sixth in a very competitive affair.



Arcadio (GER)

Ma Douce (IRE)

Monsun (GER)

Assia (IRE)

Mansonnien (FR)

Madalka (FR)

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