The World Hurdle saw defeat to Big Buck’s for Nicky Henderson trained Oscar Whisky and it is expected that he may well try a bounce back at Aintree next month. After failing to keep up the pace over 3 miles, the shorter run at the John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle may see him win again.
Owner Dai Walters said “Barry Geraghty told me that two out they were all set to challenge Big Buck’s but then his stamina ran out. The horse is fine and we’ll think about the race he won last year at Liverpool but I’ve yet to discuss a plan with Nicky.”
“On previous form with Overturn one has to think he’d have gone quite close in the Champion Hurdle, but we had to try the longer trip.”
Henderson is now 8-15 favourite with Betfair to win this years Jump Trainers’ Championship after seeing seven of horses win at Cheltenham. Whilst Paul Nicholls is now 11-8 despite seeing Champions and World Hurdle wins for his team.