Representing Team Skelton is six year old my Drogo. Only making his racing debut this season in a bumper at Cheltenham back in October, he shaped nicely and earmarked himself as one to follow.
Wasting no time he was sent hurdling and scored in maiden company and had short price favourite Flinteur Sacre back in fourth.
Feeling they had a good one on their hands, My Drogo was moved starkly up in grade for the Kennel Gate Novice Hurdle at Ascot in December and showed his tremendous finishing attitude to hit the line hard.
Having Soaring Glory back in third looks smart form as he pulled 6 lengths away from the subsequent Betfair Hurdle Winner.
Kept at Grade Two level for his next run up in Kelso in the Premier Novices’ Hurdle, he made light work of opposition and sauntered to a nine length victory.
The rest of the field strung out and nowhere near the class of the winner despite his penalty.
Certainly shaping like he’s ready to step up to Grade One company, his form has worked out well.
Certainly the best of the British he got 18 furlongs fine last time out so shouldn’t have any trouble over this flat 2m4f.
The one to beat.