He cost nothing, is owned by a syndicate of 17 regulars at a Pembrokeshire pub and is doing serious damage to local bookmakers after winning his last seven races.
No wonder Tobefair is one of the most fascinating contenders at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
In a sport dominated by millionaire owners and big-name trainers, Tobefair evokes the same spirit as non-League FA Cup giant-killers Lincoln City and Sutton United.
Tobefair is favourite for the Pertemps Hurdle Final at Cheltenham on March 16
The difference is that the seven-year-old has got to his Wembley. He is favourite for the Pertemps Hurdle Final on March 16, when he will be a first runner at the Olympics of jump racing for Welsh trainer Debra Hamer and her husband Paul.
There are eight horses in their stable at Nantycaws, close to Carmarthen Castle. Willie Mullins entered almost three times as many in…