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Wylie excited about new season

23rd September 2012, 12:55pm

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Graham Wylie: Exciting season ahead for leading owner

Graham Wylie: Exciting season ahead for leading owner

Leading owner Graham Wylie is looking forward to the new National Hunt season as some exciting new recruits join his established stars.

He may have cut down his string considerably since the retirement of trainer Howard Johnson, but there are still plenty of potential stars ready to carry his beige and black silks this term.

Wylie's team are now split between champion trainers Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins, with the latter's Back In Focus already showing his worth with a brilliant chasing debut at Listowel earlier this week.

Grade One-winning hurdler Boston Bob, beaten by the ill-fated Brindisi Breeze at the Cheltenham Festival, is set to join Back In Focus in the novice chasing division.

"Boston Bob has just come in from the field, so he's at an early-training stage. I think he's just doing a bit of cantering," said Wylie.

"He had a slight swelling on his leg after Cheltenham and Willie said not to risk him and just leave him for this season. He's fine now, we just didn't want to aggravate it and make it worse.

"I'm guessing he'll be out sometime in November and I'm guessing he'll go novice chasing.

"I think both he and Back In Focus will be going for three-mile novice chases, but of course we know that Boston will handle the better ground as well."

Wylie has opened his cheque book to purchase three more horses this summer.

For Two is a juvenile hurdler who has already won in France, while Sound Investment and Briar Hill are both graduates from the point-to-point sphere.

"I've got two new horses with Paul Nicholls, one called For Two, who is a nice young horse we bought from France, the other horse has a great name for a racehorse - Sound Investment!" said Wylie.

"I've also got a new horse with Willie called Briar Hill. He's related to Boston Bob and won his point-to-point very nicely, so we snapped him up. I've got a nice little squad for the coming season. I think I've got 19 horses in total now, so we'll see how they go."

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