Buzz Hoping To Be Back For Spring Festivals

James Mackie

Buzz Return

Nicky Henderson's Cesarewitch winner Buzz is set to to return to the track in the new year having been slowly recuperating from a Pelvis Injury that has seen him on the sideline for over a year now.

The eight year old last year started to turn into the horse the Seven Barrows yard thought he could become and they will be hoping he can return in similar form in 2023.

Having been a superb winner of the Cesarewitch at Newmarket in October 2021 and before that, two seasons ago finishing second in the Grade One Aintree Hurdle, he has always been a smart horse.

A very taking winner of the Grade Two Coral Hurdle when last seen in November last year, he unfortunately picked up a pelvis injury in the build up to his run in the Grade One Long Walk Hurdle.

Set to be aimed at the staying hurdles division when back on the track, Buzz only being an eight year old could have big scope to feature in some nice races this season if returning as the horse he was.

A statement from Henderson on Twitter read: "Buzz has returned home to Seven Barrows following his recuperation from a pelvis injury.

“Buzz fractured his pelvis the day before he was due to run in the Long Walk Hurdle nearly a year ago. He had six weeks cross-tied in his box here, followed by hand walking and four months at Hillwood Stud.

“Buzz began pre-training with five-star event rider Greta Mason at the beginning of September. Greta and her partner Matt have done a wonderful job building up his muscle strength. We thank them enormously for all the brilliant one on one work they have done.

“He will continue his pre-training using our all-weather gallop and the water treadmill. We will be taking it day by day, but the hope is to have him back in full training by February.”