Given it was his first run in the UK I’d say so, think Nicky said there would be more to come from him, just depends whether Henderson can get him 100% fit in time, probably being cynical but my faith/trust in Henderson to get a horse primed has dwindled over the last year or two.
Then again he had the first 3 home in the Triumph last year so who am I to doubt him!
A lot of these have started well and then hit a brick wall.
The horse that won the other day looked good but the way the race is likely to be run at Cheltenham I reckon Footpad could sweep past the lot.
SCEAU ROYAL will do nicely for me. He won the Triumph Hurdle Trial at
Cheltenham like an improving horse. Won with one leg tied behind his back
last time at Huntington, and although that hardly counts at 2/11, he looks
worth a bet at 8/1.