Disappointing news, still maintain he was talented. Why not a change of stables â€“ might freshen him up, heâ€™s still relatively young â€“ not many miles on clock. Pity he wasnâ€™t tried over 2m or 2m4f earlier.
A top class novice who never quite went on to fulfil his potential. Won me a packet though when he won the Brit Hurdle, especially after I’d nearly gone under lumping on Denman for the Sun Alliance Hurdle 2 days before.
Was a special horse and had something go wrong IMO, not the over-rated horse some people believe. As I mentioned on another thread, the Ascot Gold Cup should have been his new target! Hope he has a happy retirement.