Fidux could prove the perfect hors d’oeuvres for Cheltenham
Whatever ground conditions await us at Cheltenham on Tuesday, rest assured the going will be testing at Sandown tomorrow, when Fidux attempts to provide Barbury with the perfect hors d’oeuvres for next week’s Festival by winning the £75,000 Imperial Cup on the Esher slopes.
Fidux has run some of his best races around Sandown – “he was bang there when unseating his rider at the last there in November” recalled Alan – so fingers crossed he will again be competitive.
Alan added:”He seems in good order, is fresh and well and was not held up by the recent snow, so, while ideally we would have liked better ground and maybe a few pounds less, he has a chance in what looks an open race.”
We also run Canelo in the EBF Novices; Handicap Final, and Alan said:”He showed the benefit of a little break when winning at Doncaster last time and is fresh and well, so, though now 3lb higher, he ought to run well, too.”
Doubtless, Alan will take his traditional walk around the course at Cheltenham on Sunday en route to Warwick, where Nobby has his first run for us in the bumper.
“He won a point-to-point at Barbury in January and we like him, so we are looking forward to getting him started,” said Alan.