How many Cheltenham Festival winners have Simon Munir & Isaac Souede owned?
At the time of writing, Simon Munir and Isaac Souede lie second in the 2021/22 Jump Owners’ Championship, with six winners and just over £79,500 in prize money. Most recently their distinctive two-tone green silks were carried to victory by Sceau Royal, who recorded a comfortable 3½-length win from Silver Streak in the Listed Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Hurdle at Kempton on October 17, 2021. Sceau Royal also ran well in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, almost being brought down by the drfting Chacun Pour Soi shortly after the third-last fence before recovering to finish fifth, beaten 3¾ lengths.
As far as winners at the Cheltenham Festival are concerned, Munir and Souede have jointly owned three, although Simon Munir already had two to his name before they joined forces. His earlier winners were Soldatino in the Triumph Hurdle in 2010 and Une Artiste in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle in 2012, both horses having been trained by Nicky Henderson. More recently, the financiers have won the Triumph Hurdle, again, with Peace And Co, trained by Nicky Henderson, in 2015, Arkle Challenge Trophy with Footpad, trained by Willie Mullins, in 2018 and Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle with Concertista, again trained by Mullins, in 2020.