Throwback Race Of The Day For Thursday - 11/02/21


This weekend, barring the frost stops racing going ahead, will see Altior trying to bounce back to the form we know he can show in the Grade Two Game Spirit Chase.

Altior has been a very familiar runner in this event taking it out in 2018 and 2020 and this season he will need to win the race more than ever having lost over two miles for the first time in his jumping career last time out.

One of the biggest shocks over the Christmas period came when the superstar was beaten for the second time in his career by 20/1 shot Nube Negra, with the 10 year old struggling from a long way out.

However, after scoping dirty after the race and now said to be back somewhere near his best at home, Nicky Henderson will be hoping his star chaser can give a big showing before heading to the Cheltenham festival.

He will be looking to land his third win in this event and we have taken a look back at last year's win in the race.