Nicky Henderson's superstar four year old from last season, We Have A Dream was set to make his seasonal debut at Cheltenham on Saturday in what could be a really big season for the youngster but with the trainer having concerns that the horse won't like the ground they have pulled him out of the meeting.
Henderson was looking to see some more ease in the ground before his horse owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede was released on to the track. We Have A Dream was supposed to be running in the Masterson Holdings Hurdle but to the disappointment of punters and race goers he will not be attending.
It looks most likely now that the four year old will start his season at Wincanton next month. This superstar really came to light last season when winning five races in a row, beating some serious opposition.
His best run though was his last of the season, missing the Cheltenham Festival to be fresh for the Grand National meeting at Aintree and he went on to win the Doom Bar Anniversary Four Year Old Juvenile Grade 1 by seven lengths.
(Credit At The Races) Henderson in his Unibet blog said: “There is a four-year-old -only hurdle race at Cheltenham on Saturday which would have been ideal for We Have A Dream, but I’m afraid he won’t be running as the ground is simply too quick for him, so we’ll have to look elsewhere.
“It all very much depends on what the weather is doing, but we may have a look at the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton on November 10 if there is enough rain. Time is ticking on however, and some options are going to get missed which is very frustrating.
“I think we all know that it’s very difficult for last season’s four-year-olds to keep improving so they’ve got to be very good to overcome it, but he was progressive all the way through and I’d like to think he can continue doing so.
“Whether he’s Champion Hurdle class, only time will tell, but I’m sure we’ll have plenty of fun with him when the rain finally arrives.”
(Credit Racing UK)