- Trainer: Fergal O'Brien
- Age: 8y/o
- Description: Bay Gelding
- Race Type: Jump
- 2018/22 runs: 8
- 2018/22 places: 2 (both were wins)
Retained from the previous 2018-20 Syndicate, Hes No Trouble proved himself to be somewhat of a flag-bearer for the first two seasons as a dual winner – firstly, in a Novice Hurdle at Huntington in February 2019 and later that year in November, he won his Novice Chase around Huntington too.
He came back for the 2020-21 season to run over fences and initially, never really had the better ground he so needs but still put up some commendable efforts against all odds to finish fifth in a 0-125 Handicap Chase at Wetherby on his first appearance and fourth at Huntington (his favourite course!) in December.
Gladly, as the weather dried up towards the start of the spring, so too did the ground which finally allowed us to run him on the Good to Soft ground he was calling out for in a 2m3½f Handicap Chase at Wetherby on Monday 8th March. Under an archetypal David Bass ride and with cheek pieces on for the first time, Hes No Trouble showed he was right back to his best. He jumped superbly, helped by David’s positive riding, and disputed the leaders throughout before going on to score by an eventual nine lengths.
Kim did such an excellent job with the 8 year old son of Scorpion however, he had another exciting prospect in his yard and since Diamond River is out of training for the remainder of the current syndicate, we were keen to replace him with a third horse to ensure our members got the full benefit of having three in training. That said, and in order to remain with three different trainers, in May 2021, Hes No Trouble moved from Kim to Fergal O’Brien’s yard just down the road and will be with Fergal for the remainder of the 2022 Syndicate (end of July 2022).
Fergal O’Brien is now well established at Ravenswell Farm near Cheltenham, training over 100 winners in his first season at the new base. He has a fantastic team and set up at the Cotswold-based yard including an impressive four-furlong gallop, three-furlong deep sand round gallop and an all-weather schooling strip.