Probably one of the most talked about Nicky Henderson horses going into the new season, The fantastic Cesarewitch winner at Newmarket last month comes into the new season with a weight of expectation for connections, already being a pretty short priced favourite for the Stayers Hurdle in March at the Cheltenham Festival, and this is a good place to start.
As we mentioned earlier, he was a Cesarewitch winner at the start of October, with not much preparation going into the race according to the trainer, so he does have race fitness on his side, and does look a thorough stayer in the making.
Buzz won a handicap at Ascot last season over 2 miles, then finished 2nd behind a course specialist in the Grade 3 Betfair Exchange Trophy in December last year, before coming 2nd in the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle behind Abacadabras beating some top-class horses in behind, making it look like he is a Graded winner in the making for the Seven Barrows team.
It will be interesting to see how he gets on in this, with some top aspirations going into the new season for him.
Cesarewitch winner when really showing his staying traits last time out, has race fitness on his side as well as 6lb of 2nd favourite, if he reproduces his Aintree 2nd, he will be the one to beat.