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HORSE RACING: Henderson set to give Sprinter Sacre a run out
6:00am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
Nicky Henderson intends giving Sprinter Sacre his seasonal debut at Cheltenham next month before the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown in December.
The Seven Barrows trainer reports the brilliant Arkle Trophy winner at this year’s Cheltenham Festival on course for his reappearance.
Henderson said: “We are going to go to Cheltenham.
“There’s a nice two-mile chase at the Paddy Power meeting which gives him three weeks before the Tingle Creek where we will meet Sanctuaire.
“The programme just dictates that is what we have to do.
“It is a bit unfair on Finian’s Rainbow because he is the reigning two-mile chaser and he’s hardly getting a look in at the moment.
“In fairness that is because we are talking of upping him in trip, possibly that is because of Sprinter Sacre as well.”