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Cheltenham Festival Stable Tour: Nicky Henderson
After Nicky Henderson's open day on Wednesday, we run through five of his main chances for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival on Timeform ratings.
Last year’s Supreme Novices’ winner has an unblemished record over fences heading in to this year’s Arkle and, with his main danger in the ante-post betting for the race, Min (who was second in the Supreme), ruled out through injury recently, he is expected to be very hard to beat at Cheltenham. He could not have been more impressive when making mincemeat out of some very smart opponents in his first start outside of novice company in the Game Spirit Chase last time, and will head into the Arkle rated higher than Sprinter Sacre was after he won the same race at Newbury five years ago. “He’s a long way from Sprinter Sacre, but he’s climbing the ladder,” said Nicky Henderson of Altior, who will reportedly have a racecourse gallop before the Arkle.