Champion Hurdle contender Menorah left connections delighted after Philip Hobbs’ six-year-old impressed in a racecourse gallop at Exeter on
The superstar hasn’t been seen since he powered to an impressive success
over Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favourite Cue Card in the Grade 2 International
Hurdle at Cheltenham in December, but Grade One winner looks to be in top form
ahead of his trip to Prestbury Park next month.
With the likes of Binocular, Hurricane Fly and Peddlers Cross all in fine
form ahead of the meeting Menorah will be facing his toughest task to date, but
owner Owner Grahame Whateley said: "I wasn't there but my wife was and she told
me he worked very well. It's a very difficult race, there are some cracking
horses going this year: Binocular, Peddlers Cross, Hurricane Fly and Oscar
Whisky. Everything has gone tickety-boo with him."
The Cheltenham Festival is less than two weeks away and the excitement
ahead of the meeting is beginning to build with the likes of Kauto Star, Denman,
Binocular and Imperial Commander all reportedly working well ahead of the