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?"

22 May 2015

Ivawood targets Guineas revenge
Sole seeking home success
Brooch aiming to sparkle again
Dods hoping Angel can soar
Remote makes Festival return
Force back for Temple test
Cumani hangs fire as Dubai dazzles
Dods hoping for Angel delight
Epicuris team seek dispensation
Treve buzzing for Corrida comeback
No going concerns for Gatsby
Fallon sidelined
Gleneagles spearheads Guineas field
Power to stay in Ireland
Muthmir earmarked for Haydock date

21 May 2015

Ground concerns for Pretend
Ball back on duty at Worcester
Ground key to Boy Gold run
Fitz up against it for Galway
Hobbs to race in Godolphin blue
Haggas has plenty to Wonder about
Straight to Ascot for Rizeena
Curragh all set for big weekend
Byron in Greenlands hunt
Sandown or Epsom options for Spring
O'Brien looks to Tapestry
Europe the 'horse of a lifetime'
Legatissimo in Oaks reckoning

20 May 2015

Top fillies given Irish Derby entry
Girl could spark Ascot dreams
Coolmore acquire Pharoah rights
Cirrus leads Longchamp septet
Time called on Europe career
Doyle set for Kazeem Gold run
RMG and ARC announce joint venture
Lyons planning dual Guineas raid
Albany aim for Spanish
Maarek team wait on ground
Birdcage takes flight at Dundalk
Gatsby tops Tattersalls entry
Great expectations in Needler
Karakontie likely to bypass Ascot
Devonshire added to Guineas field
Arod in Ascot frame
Elm team have high hopes
Varian retains Belardo faith
Ground to decide Power aim

19 May 2015

Fanning targets swift return
Medrano camp turn to Hughes
Cossack named jumps champion
Toormore team get thinking caps on
Bear back on the move
Wind fired up for Temple test
Ballynagour makes French connection
Walker retains faith in Moon
Mimic in hat for Yeardley surge
Manhattan on menu for Protector
Pandora to swerve Oaks
Hannon duo primed for Guineas
Fabre rules out Lion Derby date
Weld respects Horn claims

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015