Cheltenham Thu, 12th Mar, 2020
Sire Du Berlais I didn’t care, both of them ran well and the horses are running out of their skin. He won it a bit easier than last year, the blinkers help him travel that bit better. I’ll have to talk to the owners and see what he does next. The Storyteller ran a brilliant race too and had no excuses. I’d imagine we could look at Punchestown for both.
Cheltenham Wed, 11th Mar, 2020
Politologue My plan when I rang John up at Christmas was I said I wasn’t going to run him until the Champion Chase. I wanted to do everything I could to have him fit and fresh and all week and he’s just been looking amazing. He had a great prep. He ran ran well last year and was entitled to go close on that run, and I thought he was in a better place. I just decided this year we’d bring him here really, really fresh. He’s been doing all his work with Clan Des Obeaux, who is the same, and he’s been in really good form. He looked outstanding in the parade ring beforehand and I have been getting more bullish about him. It’s his fifth Festival in a row and testament to the horse, he bled after the Tingle Creek and we just changed a few things. He does all his work on the level and trotting up the road. We just tweaked his work to stop him bleeding and he did the job right.