Henderson ‘not taking chances’

Nicky Henderson is considering options as he prepares Altior for his chasing debut, including a race at the Open meeting at Cheltenham.

Altior: Set to make his chasing debut soon.

The six-year-old went through his novice hurdling campaign with a faultless record from five starts, culminating in victory over Min in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

Henderson said: "I was looking and there's a couple of options, but he needs the ground. I don't necessarily want to go to Cheltenham first time (over fences), but why not?

"There's also a two-mile-two novice at Kempton to think about."

Henderson could look to Haydock next month to give My Tent Or Yours his seasonal debut.

The dual Champion Hurdle runner-up had been due to run at Kempton earlier this month but was a late defector due to the ground.

Henderson said: "He might go to Haydock, as that gives him a nice run into the International (at Cheltenham). That is an idea."

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The Seven Barrows trainer added: "The horses are not as forward as I'd like them to be because of the ground.

"We're not taking too many chances."

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