De Boinville


De Boinville







Nico de Boinville Profile

He has had some injury concerns in the run-up to Cheltenham but, all being well, Nico de Boinville will look to continue his incredibly profitable relationship with trainer Nicky Henderson at the greatest show on turf in 2024.

One of the most exciting De Boinville rides had been slated to be Constitution Hill in the Champion Hurdle but a respiratory infection to last year’s incredible winner put paid to what was fancied to be an odds-on victory.

De Boinville will partner up with JP McManus’s Jonbon in the Queen Mother Champion Chase, though, as he bids to maintain a 100% record on that horse while he is also slated to be aboard the unbeaten Jeriko du Reponet in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the opening day.

Despite breaking a collarbone at Doncaster in December, the 34-year-old jockey was back at it just 15 days later in an effort to prove his fitness for the Clarence House Chase in January. It ultimately came too soon – he had to drop out of the race – but it is testament to De Boinville’s commitment that it was even a conversation.

Of the British jumps jockeys currently active, De Boinville’s record is scintillating; he has the most Grade One winners. He is, simply, a titan of the sport.

Nico de Boinville Record and Previous Winners

Nico de Boinville is approaching 3,500 career rides across all formats. At the time of writing, he has a strike rate of 20.74% and 21.5% in both types respectively.

Injury has put paid to his hopes of landing a British champion jumps jockey title in 2024. Despite having the best strike rate (24%) of all jump jockeys this season, his 49 wins are some way off current leader Harry Cobden’s 138.

He is, however, still one of the most experienced individuals in this arena and his record speaks for itself ahead of his latest tilt at the Cheltenham Festival.

Nico de Boinville Cheltenham Record

You only have to examine who Nico de Boinville has boarded to victory to understand the prestige in which he is held.

As part of his 16 victories at the festival, De Boinville can count genuine modern-day legends in Altior, Shiskin, Sprinter Sacre and Might Bite as some of those he has cajoled to glory.

In 2019, he was the top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival with three wins. However, his ride on Coneygree in 2015 remains his only Gold Cup victory.

His most successful races are the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle – he has won three of each previously and Jeriko du Ruponet could well make it four in the latter this year.

Recent Nico de Boinville Winners

Some of the horses Nico de Boinville has ridden to victory recently are:

  • 10 February – Iberico Lord
  • 10 February – Shishkin
  • 26 December – Constitution Hill
  • 23 December – Excello
  • 19 December – Arclight

List of selected recent winners is correct at the time of publication but subject to change

Nico de Boinville in Numbers

  • 25.42 – In the last 12 months, Nico de Boinville has a 25.42% strike rate over hurdles
  • 8 – The number of wins De Boinville has aboard Constitution Hill
  • 2023 – Last year was De Boinville’s best in terms of overall strike rate, registering a massive 25.57%
  • 8 – He has ridden eight winners around Cheltenham in the last 12 months, the only course on which he has managed more in that time period is Newbury (9)
  • 16 – De Boinville has registered 16 winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including victories in the Gold Cup, the Queen Mother Champion Chase and the Champion Hurdle
  • 2019 – The year De Boinville was named top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival with three wins, one apiece aboard Altior, Pentland Hills and William Henry

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