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My theory is that Black Jack Ketchum doesn’t get three miles in the highest class. Any horse will stay if it is leagues above its rivals and is allowed to do everyhting on the bridle. Dayjur would’ve easily beaten a Blackpool donkey over a mile and a half but put him over that trip against the best and its a different story.
I don’t know if Black Jack has enough speed for the Champion Hurdle but it wouldn’t surprise me and I think 2 1/2 miles would suit him down to the ground.
He reminds me of a hurdling version of One Man who ended up winning the Champion Chase after connections repeatedly ran him over trips around three miles.