Unibet HendersonUnibet ambassador and champion trainer, Nicky Henderson has seven runners at Ayr today, check out his thought on his Scottish Champion Hurdle hopes and more, below:

..."I am quite confident Mister Fisher can run a massive race"...

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Mister Fisher (Nico de Boinville)

He’s at the opposite end of the scale compared to our other two runners in the fact he’s a novice taking on experienced horses but [Claimantakinforgan(https://gg.co.uk/racing/form-profile-2403905)] was second in this race last year as a novice so I think you can do it in this type of race. Mister Fisher is a very smart horse and I am quite confident he can run a massive race.

Verdana Blue (Connor Brace)

She’s been very busy this season and I had to pull her out of Aintree last week due to all the rain they had but she’s back on her own ground here and we’re claiming off her as well which will help. We’ve been everywhere with her this year, flat, hurdles, All Weather, you name it and she’s done it, but we’ve always said we’d bring her up here as the ground is usually pretty good and I’m sure she’ll run a good race, but this is the end of quite a long season.

Brain Power (Aidan Coleman)

He’s got top weight and petered out of the Unibet Champion Hurdle a bit, but he’ll like this ground and I think he’ll appreciate the flatter track too.


Lough Derg Spirit (James Bowen)

He has to have this ground as it was way too soft for him in the Close Brothers at Cheltenham last time but he’s been in good form since and this trip is ideal. The cheek pieces keep him sharp and he will run a good race.

Monbeg Legend - (Nico de Boinville)

He’s been off for quite a time but is in very good form and working particularly well. He’ll like the ground and I think he would have a big chance, yes.


Colonial Dreams (Nico de Boinville)

He was rather disappointing at Taunton last time but we know he's better than that. We've given him a break just to freshen him up and he should love the good ground. It looks quite a good race but I'd be hopeful our fellow will put up a good show.


O’Connell Street (Nico de Boinville)

He is a lovely big horse by Fame And Glory who was second on debut at Market Rasen but I hope the ground doesn’t dry out too much by tomorrow evening as he needs plenty of cut. We’ve got a good record in the race with the likes of William Henry, Pym and Sprinter Sacre winning it and I’d say this horse is about 70% as good as they were at this stage in their careers.

Article by Trainer and Unibet Ambassador Nicky Henderson and used with kind permission by the Unibet Blog.

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