Nicky Henderson confirms staying targets for Altior

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Nicky Henderson has verified after chalking up a succession of 19 wins over shorter distances this year wills attempt three miles.
The nine-year-old has dominated the division in attempts – but connections are prepared to tackle a longer trip by using their control, whose streak includes 14 begins over fences.
The King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day is the most clear objective at the fist half of this season.
At a secure tour on, Henderson said:Well what more could you say about him hes done everything and keeps doing it. The question is what we figure out if three kilometers is within his reach and do.
When we start back in the Tingle Creek it wouldnt necessarily be the best way into the King George. Im not excited about the Betfair Chase and the best option might be the Ascot Chase.
Everything goes smoothly for Altior and also we recauterised his mind this summer that was purely precautionary because he had not had it completed for two years. Nico (de Boinville) is determined he needs yet another half a mile so let us figure out.
Henderson is trusting the 2017 King George winner and has his hands crossed Might Bites problems are behind him and Gold Cup second can have a clear run.
It just didnt happen for him last year for any reason, he explained.
We have done what we could with him and taken every nut and bolt away and awarded him a thorough MOT and we just need to hope we could perform a Sprinter Sacre along with him.
He has come back from his summer break tremendously well and then we might offer him a confidence booster at a hurdle race before going back
Santini is another possible Gold Cup contender for the Henderson team.
Hed horrible preparation before Cheltenham using a foot problem and despite that ran a blinder to be conquered just half a period by Topofthegame from the RSA, he explained.
We purposely put him away then and we think this year may be very exciting for him. Hes still a young horse having an huge potential, and we are hoping he can develop to a Gold Cup horse
Henderson is planning a route for Buveur DAir using a Champion Hurdle victory the greatest goal.
Hell start from the Fighting Fifth hurdle at Newcastle that hes won for the last two decades, he explained.
He regrettably couldnt win a third Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham when falling in the third but when you hurdle just like that he does the margin for error is extremely small.
He still didnt have a terrible season as he moved on to acquire against the Punchestown Champion Hurdle and hes come back from his summertime looking fantastic.
Triumph Hurdle hero Pentland Hills is to.
He did not find the racecourse for us until February but won quite comfortably at Plumpton in a race wed 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 well, and he followed up in Aintree.
Well see how far he can go over hurdles and the International in Cheltenham are a goal, but he would have a streak on the Flat beforehand.

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