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  • Wishfull Thinking

  • Age: 11 (Foaled April 7th, 2003)
  • Sex: Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: Alflora - Poussetiere Deux (Garde Royale)
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Mrs Diana L Whateley

News Clippings

Wishfull Thinking wins Trophy Chase at Cheltenham

January 25th, 2014

Wishfull Thinking gave weight and a beating to his rivals in the Trophy Chase at Cheltenham.

Captain Chris returns to a right-handed circuit in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

April 16th, 2013

Philip Hobbs is looking forward to seeing Captain Chris return to a right-handed circuit in the Bet Online With The Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24.

Philip Hobbs is to run Wishfull Thinking and Menorah in separate races at Cheltenham.

February 25th, 2013

Philip Hobbs is to run the Diana Whateley-owned pair of Wishfull Thinking and Menorah in separate races at next month's Cheltenham Festival.

Wishfull Thinking outstayed his rivals at Newbury in their Grade 2 showpiece

February 9th, 2013

Wishfull Thinking outstayed his rivals in the Grade 2 Betfair Super Saturday Chase at Newbury.

Wishfull Thinking made the most of Sprinter Sacre's absence to win the Shloer Chase

November 18th, 2012

Wishfull Thinking (8-11) made the most of Sprinter Sacre's absence to run out a facile winner of the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham.

Nacarat primed for Old Roan raid

October 26th, 2012

Tom George is looking forward to seeing star veteran Nacarat test his powers in the Betfred Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree.

Champion date for Thinkiing

February 13th, 2012

Philip Hopps is happy to run Wishfull Thinking in the Queen Mother Champion Chase despite his recent Ascot flop.

Johnson: Wishfull is good value

January 17th, 2012

Richard Johnson feels a resurgent Wishfull Thinking represents the best value in Saturday's 25th Anniversary of The Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot.

Thinking Chandler plot

December 30th, 2011

Philip Hobbs is considering sending Wishfull Thinking to Ascot next month where he could be jouned by stable companion Captain Chris.

Hobbs positive thinking

November 29th, 2011

Philip Hobbs is confident that Wishfull Thinking will not lack for pace in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

Thinking about Tingle Creek

November 18th, 2011

Aintree and Puinchestown winner Wishfull Thinking could drop back in trip to contest the Tingle Creek at Sandown on December 3.

Thinking he needed the run

November 14th, 2011

Philip Hobbs believes that Wishfull Thinking may just have needed the run on Saturday in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and is hoping he'll leave the run behind.

Thinking set for Power run

November 9th, 2011

Philip Hobbs has indicated that Jewson Novices' Chase runner-up Wishfull Thinking will run in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Wishfull tilt at Power

October 30th, 2011

Philip Hobbs has yet to decide whether to commit leading fancy Wishfull Thinking to the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham next month.

Captain plans not Wishfull

September 11th, 2011

Philip Hobbs is mapping out a campaign for two of last season's leading novice chasers Captain Chris and Wishfull Thinking.

Thinking defies huge weight

May 6th, 2011

Wishfull Thinking defied top weight to win the Mick The Tent Memorial Novice Handicap Chase at Punchestown.

Wishfull Thinking's Manifesto

April 7th, 2011

Wishfull Thinking was a superb winner of the totepool Manifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree.

Wishfull tops Mildmay decs

April 2nd, 2011

Jewson Novices' runner-up Wishfull Thinking heads 14 entries for the John Smith's Mildmay Novices' Chase.

Hobbs: No novice decision

March 12th, 2011

A decision about which races Captain Chris and Wishfull Thinking will contest at next week's Cheltenham Festival will be left until the last minute.

The Insider: Jewson Novices'

February 13th, 2011

The Insider continues to build up his Cheltenham portfolio with the Jewson Novices' Chase and he has a 10-1 cracker to side with.