Highest rated chaser in the sport Cyrname is all ready for his King George VI Chase Clash with some of the best jumpers in racing and his trainer Johnny de la Hey feels the step up three miles on Boxing Day will suit his style.
The owner believes that off the back of his run at Ascot in the 1965 Christy Chase on his seasonal bow where he went on to end the mighty Altior's 19 race unbeaten streak, he will come on a huge amount and stayed on well enough over two miles 5 furlongs.
The only worry for Cyrname backers in the prestigious contest at Kempton is that Ascot seems to be his holy grail and when he has ran at other tracks he has been less than impressive.
(Credit At The Races) “I don’t think I’m too worried about him going the extra distance,” De la Hey told Sky Sports Racing.
“I think if the ground got really heavy that would be a bit more worrying, but he’s run through the line every time at Ascot over two-mile-five so I think he should be fine.
“There are some good horses against him. Lostintranslation, Clan Des Obeaux, and probably a few others, are good horses so we will have to be on the top of our game to win.
“I wouldn’t be too scared if someone took us on (up front). We don’t need to go out in front. We can do other things.
“I think he’s relaxed enough now. He’s grown up so we’ll do what we’re going to do and if someone takes us on we’ll have to go to Plan B.”