Knappers Hill booked his ticket for the final day of the season at Sandown with a prepared success at Newton Abbot on Easter Saturday.
He wanted to complete within the first 4 to qualify for the ultimate of the £100,000 Novice Championship Handicap Hurdle subsequent weekend and did so in model along with his joint homeowners Paul Barber and Paul Vogt current to see him win.
Its a race we gained in 2019 with Getaway Trump and Knappers Hill deserves one other shot at a giant prize after his effective run into sixth place within the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February.
It’s nice to be heading to Sandown on Saturday with my thirteenth trainers’ championship just about sealed. Full marks to each single member of Group Ditcheat who has performed their half in making it potential.
They’ve labored so arduous by means of all varieties of climate over the winter and with a lot of our horses not operating as much as type because the flip of the 12 months the final three and a half months haven’t been straightforward.
However we loved a superb time at Aintree and since then have been in a position to coast in direction of the ending line with out the necessity to chase winners throughout the nation.
Enrilo returns to Sandown on Saturday in search of to realize compensation for his luckless defeat within the bet365 Gold Cup a 12 months in the past. He was clearly one of the best horse on the day, earlier than being demoted, and good floor will once more be in his favour.
Greaneteen and Rouge Vif are each meant runners within the Celebration Chase, McFabulous is ready to begin within the Grade 2 Choose Hurdle and the plan is to run Scaramanga in the identical race
For the newest information on all my runners on Saturday please do try my Betfair column which fits stay late on Friday afternoon.