I don’t think enough was made of him returning from Colic Autumnal.Meade did say he had to have a lot of strong medication early January and given he was giving a horse like Bachasson 7lbs i’d say they’ll be quietly pleased with his return.
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!
I’ve bet him for The Champion Hurdle, so I’ll stick with Petit Mouchoir. He was close enough here at Christmas after a fair old break, and I think he’ll run well here at a price. One to maybe try and get money back in running with, rather than EW
A quite tactical race in prospect I think. Petit Mouchoir will have to make it and I’m not sure the pace set will be relentless, should play to Sharjah’s strengths and he will probably be my bet here. Although he’s been a difficult horse to call for me (and many others).
Abacadabras looks big to me but sure he’d appreciate a really strong gallop more, I’ve got him at 18s for Cheltenham so will be happy enough if he wins without backing him here.