Showcase for Next Sensation

Next Sensation could return to Cheltenham for the £50,000 Randox Health Handicap Chase over two miles on day two of The Showcase, Saturday, October 21.

Next Sensation could return to Cheltenham next week

The nine-year-old gained the biggest victory of his career at Cheltenham when capturing the 2015 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase over an extended two miles at The Festival.

He failed to build on that victory last season, including three attempts at two and a half miles, but returned to form last time out with a battling success in a two-mile handicap chase at Newton Abbot.

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Herefordshire-based trainer Michael Scudamore said: "Cheltenham next week is under consideration for the Next Sensation.

"He is also in at Kempton this weekend so we will have a look at that but Cheltenham is in the back of my mind.

"He has come out of Newton Abbot really well. For whatever reason last season he seemed his normal self at home but each time he got to the track he was lack-lustre. He just didn't have his usual zip and spark.

"Luckily, he has come back to a bit form and was a bit unlucky at Cartmel before winning at Newton Abbot.

"I am just hoping that the recent win will give him the confidence to kick on again."

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