Henderson Dominance: A warning ahead of the Champion Hurdle
Being the most-winning trainer for the champion hurdle in history is no small talk at all as there is every likelihood that the defending champion, Buveur D’Air will add to his award on the traditional day one feature today at Cheltenham.
Henderson had his sixth in the renowned race about 12 months ago when Buveur D’Air won the title unexpectedly. This triumph made Henderson become the most-winner trainer of all time ahead of the legend, Peter Easterby, the trainer to the legendary mare, Great Habton
Henderson Nicky, the trainer of the current champion who has about 58 festival wins to his record believe that the current champion who is also the odds-on favorite is in a better form than he was when he won it 12 months ago. Owned by JP McManus, the runner was lightly raced when he won the Newcastle’s Grade One Fighting Fifth Hurdle last December and went on to win the prestigious Kempton Christmas Hurdle to his already enriched title board.
“I think the greatest asset Buveur D’Air possesses is his jumping prowess. He is just so quick, and I must say it is frightening. I mean he measures them accurately and precisely very similar to how hurdlers do it in athletics. I must confess, I am usually astonished at his absolute precision” Henderson said last night.
“His jump power is just so good. I see a lot of improvement, and he is becoming stronger. When he came third to Altior at the Supreme Hurdle festival about two years ago, we just knew he was going to be a great horse” the trainer added.
Henderson also trains some other team including My Tent or Yours, a 3-times runner-up for the Champion Hurdle, Verdana Blue and Charli Parcs