What We Learned From The Weekend - 10/12/2018

My Tent Or Yours Retired

Nicky Henderson's Grade 1 winning hurdler has been retired at the age of 11.The horse was a real star, winning the Fighting Fifth and International Hurdle. He was unfortunate not win in the holy-grail of hurdling, the Champion Hurdle. He finished an unfortunate second on no less than three occasions and will go down as one of the best hurdlers of recent years.

Altior Likely To Swerve King George

After his emphatic win the Tingle Creek on Saturday the big question was where will Altior be heading next? The 2 mile chaser holds an entry in the King George, however connections have now ruled that out but have not ruled out stepping the horse up in trip in future. unbeaten in 15 starts over hurdles an fences and is odds on favourite for the Champion Chase at Cheltenham festival in March.

Charbel Finally Grabs Graded Victory, Live Cheltenham Chance

Charbel proved his doubters wrong and finally won a graded race at Huntingdon yesterday. The Kim Bailey trained second year old regularly hits the frame without getting his nose in front in the big races. However he ran his rivals ragged in the Tattersalls Ireland Edredon Bleu Chase. He is now as short as 12/1 for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham Festival although Bailey is yet to confirm the horse will go the showpiece event.