Nicky Henderson mentioned he was feeling happy with the progress he has seen from twin Grade 1 winner Chantry Home in current weeks as he nears a racecourse return and the chance to bounce again from a disappointing effort within the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The eight-year-old might be one among 4 representatives for Henderson within the £250,000 Coral Gold Cup at Newbury on November 26. Stablemate Dusart tops the betting with the sponsors at 8-1 together with Corach Rambler.
But the coach is specific hopeful that Chantry Home is prepared for a giant season. As a novice he received on the 2021 Cheltenham and Aintree festivals however he didn’t fairly match expectations final season.
Though he was profitable within the two-runner Future Stars at Sandown in November and in addition as an odds-on shot within the Cotswold Chase, he failed when it mattered most when pulled up within the King George, when despatched off favorite, and within the Gold Cup.
‘I’m not aiming on the King George’
JP McManus’s son of Yeats has since had surgical procedure on his wind and again and is in line to make his handicap debut, for which he’s 20-1.
“I’m very happy with this horse for the time being and I hope I’m proper,” Henderson mentioned. “He appeared good at Sandown in his intermediate chase and he received the Cotswold however the King George wasn’t observe for him I need to admit.
“We’ve performed along with his wind and operated on his again. If I’ve bought all these items proper we’ll be in fine condition. Newbury is a possible start line as a result of I can’t see anyplace else to go. He didn’t like Kempton final yr so I’m not aiming on the King George. He’s in nice kind and I’m more than happy with him.”
Henderson has received Britain’s second richest handicap chase on three events, most not too long ago in 2013 with Triolo D’Alene, and prime contender Dusart is reportedly on observe for the race.
He received three from 4 final season and capped the marketing campaign off with a courageous win in Ayr’s hotly contested novice handicap chase on the Scottish Grand Nationwide assembly in April.
Henderson mentioned: “We’re all in good order with him. There’s work to do however we’ve bought time to return so he’s very a lot a attainable runner. He’s been racing in novice chases and also you’re all the time going to search out small fields – it’s the way in which of the world.”
Mister Coffey, a 33-1 probability, and 50-1 outsider Diablo De Rouhet might additionally line up, and Henderson added: “I feel three miles left-handed will go well with Mister Coffey effectively. We’ll need to see with the climate as a result of for the time being there’s no floor. We’re able to go.
“Diablo De Rouhet is a progressive chaser and he may sneak into the underside [of the weights].”
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