Nicky Henderson has verified after chalking up a string of 19 wins over distances Altior will try three miles this season.
The nine-year-old has dominated the division in late campaigns – but links are now ready to tackle a longer trip by using their cost, whose streak includes 14 begins over fences so far.
The King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day is the most objective at the fist half of the year.
At a stable tour on attheraces.com, Henderson explained:Well what more could you say about him he has done it all and keeps doing it. The issue is what we find out whether three miles is within his reach and do .
When we start off back in the Tingle Creek it would not necessarily be the ideal way to the King George. I am not that keen on the Betfair Chase along with also the best option may well be the Ascot Chase.
Everything has gone smoothly for Altior and we recauterised his nickname this summer which was purely precautionary as he hadnt had it completed for two decades. Nico (de Boinville) is determined he needs another half a mile therefore lets find out.
Henderson has his hands crossed Might Bites problems are behind him is currently hoping the 2017 King George winner and Gold Cup second can have a run.
It simply didnt occur for him last season for some reason, he said.
Weve done everything we could with him and taken every nut and bolt away and given him a more thorough MOT and also we all just have to hope we can perform a Sprinter Sacre together with him.
He has come back to his summer break tremendously well and then we may give him a confidence booster at a hurdle race before going back chasing.
Santini is another possible Gold Cup competition for its Henderson team.
Hed horrible preparation before Cheltenham with a foot problem and even though this ran a blinder to be defeated just half a length by Topofthegame in the RSA, he explained.
We purposely put him away after that and we think this year may be very exciting for him personally. He is a young horse having an enormous potential, and were hoping he can develop into a Gold Cup horse
Henderson is planning a path for Buveur DAir using a Champion Hurdle achievement the goal.
Hell start from the Fighting Fifth hurdle at Newcastle which he has won for the last two decades, he said.
He sadly couldnt win a third Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham when falling in the third but once you hurdle just like he does exactly the margin for error is quite small.
He didnt have a terrible season as he went on to acquire against the Punchestown Champion Hurdle and hes come back from his summertime appearing fantastic.
Triumph Hurdle hero Pentland Hills is to.
He didnt observe the racecourse for us until February but obtained quite closely at Plumpton at a race we had used for First Bout, he explained.
It was a courageous move to go for the JCB (Triumph) but it paid off and that he won nicely, and he followed up in Aintree.
Well see how far he can go over hurdles and the International in Cheltenham would be a goal, but he might have a streak on the Flat ahead
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