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  • Al Ferof (FR)

  • Age: 11 (Foaled March 30th, 2005)
  • Sex: Grey Gelding
  • Breeding: Dom Alco (FR) - Maralta (FR) (Altayan (IRE))
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: J Hales

News Clippings

Dan Skelton retires popular chaser Al Ferof

October 12th, 2016

Al Ferof has been retired after picking up a minor tendon injury.

Dan Skelton excited by Al Ferof Ryanair Chase run at Cheltenham Festival

February 29th, 2016

Dan Skelton admitted Al Ferof will have no excuses if he fails to win the Ryanair Chase.

Al Ferof given Cheltenham Gold Cup option by Dan Skelton

January 1st, 2016

Al Ferof is to get an entry in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after his valiant effort in defeat in the King George VI Chase at Kempton.

Dan Skelton targets Relkeel Hurdle for Virgilio

December 10th, 2015

Virgilio will test the waters in graded company in the Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.

Betfred Peterborough Chase report report: Al Ferof delivers on Skelton debut

December 6th, 2015

The colours of owner John Hales have been carried to many great victories down the years and Al Ferof handed him another momentous occasion when enhancing his superb record first time out with a win in the Betfred Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon.

Al Ferof pleases in Warwick spin

November 18th, 2015

Al Ferof is on course for next month's Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon after pleasing trainer Dan Skelton in a racecourse gallop at Warwick.

Al Ferof moves from Paul Nicholls to Dan Skelton

October 14th, 2015

Dan Skelton has yet to firm up winter plans for his new recruit Al Ferof.

Al Ferof ready for Aintree return

March 29th, 2015

Paul Nicholls' team for Aintree looks to have been strengthened after the Ditcheat handler revealed that Al Ferof is on course to run at the Crabbie's Grand National meeting.

Al Ferof to miss Cheltenham

February 9th, 2015

Al Ferof will miss the Cheltenham Festival this year due to a minor problem that requires surgery.

No rush over Al Ferof decision, according to owner John Hales

January 29th, 2015

Al Ferof's next planned appearance in the Betfair Ascot Chase is set to determine his Cheltenham Festival target, according to owner John Hales.

Silviniaco Conti may skip Cheltenham Gold Cup prep run

December 28th, 2014

Paul Nicholls might keep Silviniaco Conti under wraps and not run again before the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Silviniaco Conti bouncing ahead of the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day

December 8th, 2014

Paul Nicholls reports Silviniaco Conti to be bouncing ahead of the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, but is hoping for suitably soft ground at the Sunbury venue over Christmas.

Al Ferof to be targeted at the King George at Kempton

November 27th, 2014

Al Ferof is on course for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day following his impressive return to action at Ascot last Saturday.

Paul Nicholls pair go for King George VI Chase at Kempton Park

November 24th, 2014

Paul Nicholls is looking forward to the William Hill King George VI Chase with last year's first and third after Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof both won their weekend assignments in fine style.

Kempton workout likely for Gold Cup hope Silviniaco Conti

February 13th, 2014

Paul Nicholls could give his main Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Silviniaco Conti a serious final tune-up back at an old haunt over the next fortnight.

Al Ferof sidesteps Gold Run

February 11th, 2014

Al Ferof is poised to take his chance in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham next month after he was scratched from the Betfred Gold Cup by Paul Nicholls.

Al Ferof has three options at the Cheltenham Festival

February 10th, 2014

All Cheltenham Festival options remain open for Al Ferof despite his defeat at Newbury, according to owner John Hales.

Al Ferof could bypass the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury

February 3rd, 2014

Paul Nicholls has warned Al Ferof could bypass the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury on Saturday if the ground is too testing.

Tom Scudamore and Paul Nicholls target King George revenge

December 9th, 2013

Tom Scudamore and Paul Nicholls both believe that they can get Cue Card beaten in the William Hill King George VI Chase - but they're in disagreement as to whether Joe Tizzard managed to get 'an easy lead' when beating Dynaste and Silviniaco Conti aboard Cue Card in the Betfair Chase last month.

Ditcheat duo in King George frame

November 24th, 2013

Paul Nicholls could have at least two cracks at the William Hill King George VI Chase, with Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof under consideration for Kempton on Boxing Day.