Jessica Harrington's Supasundae will this season be aimed at the Cheltenham Champion Hurdle after returning to the track in decent fashion when finishing only five lengths behind winner Honeysuckle back in fourth in the Irish Champion hurdle on Saturday.
The 10 year old has been one of the female trainers stable stars over the last few years and after having 274 days off the track, last seen when finishing second to Buveur D'Air in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle, he made a very pleasing comeback at the Dublin Racing Festival.
Supasundae during his career has landed three Grade One's and also is a Cheltenham festival winner in the Coral Cup back in March 2017 but now becoming a veteran the gelding may still be able to pull off a shock.
The Ann and Alan Potts owned horse for the last few seasons has been aimed at the spring festivals starting with Cheltenham, then heading to Aintree and Punchestown and this year will be no different.
However, last term it looked as if staying would be Supasundae's game when he entered the Stayers Hurdle but Harrington has this campaign opted for the Champion Hurdle at the festival where he offers a big each way chance.
(Credit At The Races) “I was delighted with him. He won’t run again now and will go straight to Cheltenham for the Champion Hurdle.
“He was beaten just over four lengths in a Grade One first time out – that’s really good for him, he normally needs his first two runs.
“He’s come out of it really well, so hopefully that will put him spot on for Cheltenham.”
Supasundae is currently best priced 33/1 to land the Grade One Champion Hurdle.