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  • Benefficient (IRE)

  • Age: 8 (Foaled April 4th, 2006)
  • Sex: Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: Beneficial - Supreme Breda (Supreme Leader)
  • Trainer: A J Martin
  • Owner: A Shiels/niall Reilly

News Clippings

Benefficient set for Ryanair Chase

March 2nd, 2014

Tony Martin has his sights set on the Ryanair Chase rather than the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase with Benefficient.

Cheltenham options open for Benefficient, according to trainer Tony Martin

February 16th, 2014

Tony Martin says that soft ground could yet steer Benefficient towards the Champion Chase rather than the Ryanair.

Benefficient and Bog Warrior on track for Cheltenham

January 12th, 2014

Tony Martin will wait until nearer the time before deciding whether three-times Grade One winner Benefficient line up in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase or the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Ted Veale is set to step up in grade and tackle Supreme Novices' winner Champagne Fever at Punchestown.

April 8th, 2013

County Hurdle winner Ted Veale is set to step up in grade at Punchestown later this month and take on Champagne Fever in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle on April 23.

Benefficient rallied gamely to lower the colours of Dynaste in the Jewson Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham

March 14th, 2013

Benefficient rallied gamely to lower the colours of Dynaste in the Jewson Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Benefficient win in Arkle

January 26th, 2013

Benefficient strolled to victory in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown after mistakes by his two rivals.

Benefficient has Racing Post Novice Chase aim at Leopardstown

December 5th, 2012

Benefficient could revert to the minimum distance on his next start after running well over three miles at Newbury last week.

Benefficient target undecided

March 7th, 2012

No decision has yet been taken over whether Benefficient runs in the Neptune or the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at next week's Cheltenham Festival.