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Nicky Henderson: “He’s one of our best chances of the day”

December 9, 2021

THE horses continue to run well, albeit we’re not having stacks of runners, but those who are representing Seven Barrows are flying the flag extremely high including Constitution Hill who was excellent at Sandown last week. He’s come out of the race in great form and has done nothing but eat drink and sleep! We will probably look at stepping him up now and something like the G1 Unibet Tolworth Hurdle, back on Sandown, would be the next logical step.

After a small setback, which has meant we’ve not been able to run him yet, Mister Fisher continues to do well and will work tomorrow. All being well he will head to Kempton for a crack at the King George, which will be his first run over 3 miles, but it’s looking more likely that he wants a step up in trip and hopefully we’ll get some nice ground there as well.

Angels Breath is also doing well and is approximately 4 to 6 weeks off a run. Obviously the ground is a crucial factor for him and we won’t be risking him on anything unless there’s plenty of soft in the description. He came back in big and burly so it’s been a long process but touch wood everything seems to be going well and wouldn’t it be great if we can get him back to his best!?

 

CHELTENHAM

1:15

Broomfield Burg (Nico De Boinville)

He ran well on his first run of the season at Newbury last time went racing much too freely but that’s him, however, that will have blown the cobwebs away and he’s come on a lot for that run. This track should suit and the ground won’t be in issue therefore I’m hopeful of a good showing on his Handicap debut.

Mengli Khan (Nathan Brennan)

He’s a big brute of a horse who has plenty of talent and would have badly needed his first run (over fences) at Ascot last time. The switch back to hurdles won’t be a problem and with his jockey’s 7lbs claim he could be quite feasibly treated. I expect he’ll bowl along.

 

DONCASTER

1:05

Wiseguy (James Bowen)

I must admit I was slightly disappointed he got beaten at Fontwell on his first run back but it was completely trainer error because it was the wrong track; Fontwell is much too tight for him but I thought we’d get away with it and perhaps a few of ours weren’t running as we’d liked because we hadn’t been able to get them on the grass so I’d immediately draw a line through it. We are going straight up to 3 miles and the long straight will definitely be in his favour as his victory in a bumper here on debut will testify and he’d be one of our best chances of the day.

 

1:40

Emir Sacree (James Bowen)

He’s becoming a very likeable person who put up a very good performance at Carlisle last time to win on Chase debut where he jumped and finished his race really well. The track and trip will suit and he’s been in great form at home so I’m hopeful of a bold show.