Unibet International Hurdle
|Grade 2, Cheltenham
2m 179y, Class 1
|Saturday 16th December 2017|
The New One could have another outing before attempting to claim a record-breaking fourth success in the stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is considering sending the nine-year-old to Haydock ahead of a tilt at the Grade Two prize on December 16.
The dual Grade One winner made a successful return for the seventh year in succession when carrying top weight to victory in the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las on October 21.
Twiston-Davies said: "He did really well and it was very exciting to see him win again. He is a lovely horse and he has done so well for us.
"He will improve for that run. The International at Cheltenham is his biggest target, but we may just run him in a race at Haydock before that.
"I would not have thought he would go for the Christmas Hurdle as he has been beaten there often enough, so we will probably give that a miss."
Stanjames.com International Hurdle 2016 (Grade 2)
£130,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 179y, Class 1
Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||The New One (IRE) 13/8f||R Johnson
|N A Twiston-Davies||8|
|2nd||3½||My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 7/4||B J Geraghty
|N J Henderson||9|
|3rd||12||Old Guard 12/1||Sam Twiston-Davies
|P F Nicholls||5|
|4th||9||Melodic Rendezvous 16/1||Nick Scholfield
|5th||12||Court Minstrel (IRE) 33/1||Paul Moloney
|6th||31||Mister Miyagi (IRE) 9/2||Harry Skelton