Henderson hopes please in Kempton spin
Nicky Henderson was thrilled with what he saw in Verdana Blue, Fusil Raffles and also Pentland Hills because they continued their preparations for next month’s Unibet Champion Hurdle.
In what’s come to be an annual pre-Festival convention for the Barrows handler the three Cheltenham protagonists were one of 13 horses sent to operate on Tuesday morning.
Working over a lap and a half to the all-weather trail, not one of the trio handed the pole at the very front of their gallops, with Pentland Hills and also Verdana Blue finishing second and third respectively behind Adjali in the very first class and Fusil Raffles following home Birchdale from the third lot.
Henderson explained:”It was good and they all did everything they needed to. It merely puts a border on them and you don’t judge them here. I had been satisfied using Verdana and Pentland and Fusil was all right.
“Nico (p Boinville) was stating he remembers when he awakened The Polomoche and Binocular never made to him here a fortnight earlier (that the 2010 Festival), but Binocular nevertheless won the Champion Hurdle.
“We all know what the horses operate like. One or two needed a blow, which was fine and you take it will put them right, but a lot haven’t run for a bit and that’s why they are here.”
Henderson thinks he still has more work while encouraged by the things he saw.
He added:”I was really delighted with Pentland. Epatante is definitely the only (such as the Champion Hurdle). I really might make a case for Pentland as he did but he’s yet another piece of work.
“I feel that has been a step ahead for Fusil and Daryl (Jacob) had been joyful. He’s a horse which comes to life.
“He certainly did two a year and we’ve to return back to this. Verdana Blue is going to need to go on earth that doesn’t fit her, but she’s in good form.”
1 horse which will not form a part of Henderson’s group for the Festival is remarkable Doncaster scorer Glynn, who was as short as 14-1 for its Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle.
Henderson stated:”Glynn is not going. He hasn’t come back to this since then, although he looked really good at Doncaster.
“He’s just had one run and can be a infant. I am told by that it wouldn’t be a sensible thing to do, although Everyone wants to go to Cheltenham.
“I Want to find a nice small racefinish on a Fantastic note and put him off for next year.”