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Nicky Henderson confirms staying targets for Altior

Nicky Henderson has confirmed after chalking up a string of 19 wins over distances this year wills attempt three miles.
The nine-year-old has dominated the division in campaigns – but relations are now ready to handle a excursion with their cost, whose run includes 14 begins over fences thus far.
The King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day is your objective in the fist half of this season.
At a steady tour on attheraces.com, Henderson stated:What more can you say about him hes done everything and keeps doing it. The issue is what we figure out if three kilometers is within his reach and do.
If we start off back in the Tingle Creek it would not always be the easiest way into the King George. Im not that excited about the Betfair Chase along with the best alternative might be the Ascot Chase.
Everything has gone smoothly to Altior and we recauterised his mind this summer that was purely precautionary as he hadnt had it completed for two decades. Nico (p Boinville) is determined he needs yet another half a mile so lets find out.
Henderson is trusting the 2017 King George winner has his fingers crossed Might Bites issues are behind him and Gold Cup instant may have a clear run.
It simply did not happen for him last year for any reason, he said.
We have done everything we could with him and taken every nut and bolt away and given him a thorough MOT and also we all just have to hope we can perform a Sprinter Sacre together with him.
He has come back from his summer break tremendously well and we may offer him a confidence booster at a hurdle race before going back
Santini is just another possible Gold Cup contender for its Henderson team.
Hed horrible preparation before Cheltenham with a foot problem and even though this ran a blinder to be conquered only half a length by Topofthegame from the RSA, he said.
We purposely put him away after that and we believe this year could be very exciting for him. Hes still a young horse having an enormous potential, and we are hoping he can develop to a Gold Cup horse
Henderson is likely a familiar path for Buveur DAir with an third Champion Hurdle victory the ultimate goal.
Hell begin in the Fighting Fifth barrier at Newcastle which hes won for the previous two decades, he said.
He sadly couldnt win a third Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham when falling at the third but once you hurdle just like that he does the allowance for error is quite small.
He didnt have a lousy season because he went on to acquire the Punchestown Champion Hurdle and hes come back from his summer break looking fantastic.
Triumph Hurdle hero Pentland Hills is another tasteful sort Henderson may look forward to.
He did not find the racecourse for us until February but won quite closely at Plumpton in a race wed used for First Bout, he said.
This was a brave move to opt for the JCB (Triumph) but fortunately it paid off and he won well, and he then followed up at Aintree.
Well see just how far he can go over hurdles and the International in Cheltenham are a goal, but he may have a run on the Flat beforehand.

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