Valuable new prize attracts a classy line-up

Beltor: the five-length Grade 2 winner is a best-priced 10-1

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Valuable new prize attracts a classy line-up By Cathal Gahan 9:02AM 8 NOV 2016

WITH £15,640 to the winner it is no wonder the inaugural running of Huntingdon's Omni Security Michaelmas Handicap Hurdle has attracted a classy field of seven runners.

RELATED LINKS

The line-up includes Swinton Hurdle second All Set To Go, French Listed hurdle winner Optimus Prime, Irish Grade 3 runner-up Prussian Eagle, Ruacana, who won a Grade 1 as a juvenile, and Beltor, the five-length winner of Kempton's Grade 2 Adonis Hurdle last year.

Robert Stephens, who trains Beltor, said: "He got injured in the Fighting Fifth last year. He chipped a bone in a knee and we had to have it removed. His last two runs of the season were obviously disappointing, but he's had a nice break since and he seems in good shape, so hopefully we can get him back on track."

The Paul Nicholls-trained All Set To Go heads the market at 2-1 and the champion trainer said: "He has a chance as long as it doesn't get any softer. A flat track and faster ground suits him. He was going to go to Wincanton, but that looked a hot race. Stan Sheppard rides him well. He was fairly straight first time up, but they all come on for a run anyway."

Prussian Eagle, who chased home Petit Parisienne and Kalkir when third in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown in 2015 when trained by Charles O'Brien.

He makes his first start for Evan WIlliams and the trainer said: "I don't know much about him yet. We need to run him somewhere and we should get lovely ground to start him off."

    Read More at Racing Post

    Leave us a comment!

    Share this story:


    Newsletter

    Subscribe to our Newsletter today to receive Free Horse Racing Tips.

    Simply fill out the form below and wait for the Free Tips to land in your inbox.



    You May Also Like