Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Henderson sights trained on KemptonHeadlines
Long Run

Nicky Henderson could have as many as three runners in this year's William Hill King George VI Chase with Long Run, Riverside Theatre and Finian's Rainbow all in contention for Boxing Day.

Long Run and Riverside Theatre filled the first two positions in the famous Kempton chase two years ago, while the former went on to finish an honourable second to Kauto Star just under 12 months later.

It was a longer road back for Riverside Theatre, who was not ready for another King George bid and did not reappear until Ascot last February and went on to lift the Ryanair Chase before a moderate outing at Aintree.

"Riverside Theatre is very good, and the plan was not to run before Kempton," said Henderson.

"I wanted to take him for a racecourse gallop at Newbury on Sunday but that's not going to happen, and I might take him to Kempton early next week."

Long Run appeared none the worse for his first outing of the campaign in last weekend's Betfair Chase as he stood in front of the cameras on a very chilly morning at Seven Barrows near Lambourn.

The 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero was beaten two and a half lengths by Silviniaco Conti at Haydock, and his trainer said: "He has come back fine. Ruby Walsh got a good lead on Silviniaco Conti and at least we haven't had a great battle, like we had with Kauto Star last year."

The third member, last season's Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Finian's Rainbow, flopped on his intended prep-race for the King George at Ascot over the weekend.

Henderson said: "He was very disappointing at Ascot. He was the one of my runners I didn't think would be beaten but it went pear-shaped. We looked at his scope and his blood but it hasn't shown anything. Barry (Geraghty) is adamant it was just the ground and he has come back fresh.

"He might run, as where else is there to go?"

1 July 2016

Welcome Doncaster winner for fledgling trainer George Scott
Time Test all set to battle less-than-ideal ground in Eclipse
Hellofahaste has Star appeal for Rod Millman
Plate favourite Avant Tout to swerve Galway
Lion roars in Dragon Stakes at Sandown
Lancashire Oaks 'good starting point' for Endless Time
High-class entry for opening day of July Meeting at Newmarket
Paul Midgley - Big chance for quick Monsieur Joe double
All-weather card on standby for Lingfield on Wednesday
'Top chance' for Sharaakah to build on Royal Ascot run
Andrew Balding's Duretto aiming to bounce back to form in Old Newton date
Roger Varian outlines return options for Intilaaq
Clive Cox harbouring high hopes of Eclipse glory with My Dream Boat at Sandown
Persuasive retains Falmouth option as connections mull future plans
Master Carpenter to miss John Smith's Cup defence at York
Johnston team hoping The Last Lion can roar in Dragon date at Sandown
Marcus Tregoning maps out Burmese options
Minding heads Matron Stakes entries at Leopardstown
Derby flop Ulysses under consideration for Great Voltigeur
Exciting filly Fair Eva has Ascot and Sandown options
John Gosden runs two as he goes in search of seventh Lancashire Oaks
The Gurkha faces six in Coral-Eclipse showdown
Coneygree team considering Wetherby return for recuperating hero

30 June 2016

Frankie Dettori at the double on rare trip to Yarmouth
Fall leads to short Kieren Fallon absence
Superb Story team have Galway in their sights after Cheltenham glory
William Buick speaks of 'deep regret' following failure of French appeal
Kieren Fallon misses Fairyhouse rides following gallops fall
Time Test on course for Eclipse date with Sandown conditions improving
Simon Crisford waiting for better ground with Mokarris
Charlie Appleby looking to Lennox with Charming Thought
Ground forces Easton Angel to bypass Coral Charge at Sandown
July Cup hope Mongolian Saturday pleases connections in Newmarket spin
Hugo Palmer mulling Irish Oaks option for Architecture and We Are Ninety
Clive Cox leaves Goodwood option open for King's Stand hero Profitable

29 June 2016

Charlie Appleby hopes drop in grade can help Emotionless return to winning ways
Henry Candy's stable stars still on course for July Cup clash
Robert Cowell ready to fire twin assault at Sandown's Coral Charge
David Simcock eyes American adventure with Gold Cup third Sheikhzayedroad
Jarlath Fahey eyes late-season targets for Royal Ascot heroine Jennies Jewel
Entries released for major handicaps at Glorious Goodwood
Richard Fahey targets July Cup glory with Don't Touch

14 June 2016

John Gosden's Swiss Range remains in French Oaks reckoning
Japanese star A Shin Hikari bids for Royal Ascot first in Prince of Wales's
Godolphin team unconcerned by mile trip for Usherette at Royal Ascot
Wesley Ward expecting Lady Aurelia to fly in Queen Mary at Ascot
Order Of St George faces 17 rivals in Gold run at Royal Ascot
July Cup remains on Danzeno agenda despite Salisbury defeat
Michael Bell to swerve Gold Cup at Royal Ascot with Big Orange
Ventura Storm set to drop in class following French Derby defeat
Thirsk gets go-ahead following morning inspection
Hugo Palmer gives Royal Ascot go-ahead to Architecture
Ground rules out Goldream's King's Stand defence
Jet Setting stays in training with Adrian Keatley
Richard Hannon says Mehmas has 'excellent chance' in Coventry Stakes
Thirsk abandoned due to unsafe racing conditions
Injured Danny Tudhope suffers more Royal Ascot woe
Michael Dods anticipating bold show from Mecca's Angel in King's Stand at Ascot
Kevin Prendergast has Awtaad 'better and fitter' for Royal Ascot raid
Tepin team shrug off going concerns ahead of Queen Anne outing at Ascot
Ground concerns scupper Time Test's Royal Ascot date

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2016