A nine-year-old gelding by Robin Des Pres, Knockrobin has been an extremely reliable performer for Deva Racing and trainer Donald McCain over the past few seasons.
He won a Bangor novice hurdle in 2018 and last season earned his first chasing success when battling to victory at Catterick on New Year’s Day. The handicapper raised him by four pounds as a result of that success, though Knockrobin performed with great credit when second at Doncasger on his next start.
Although below his best on his final run of the season, that was a very rare aberration.
Knockrobin has finished in the first three in 11 of his 17 starts under rules, has been campaigned effectively from two to three miles, and has no trouble with soft ground or significantly quicker. He is an ideal syndicate horse and looks sure to provide his owners with lots more fun in the months ahead.