NICKY HENDERSON has confirmed My Tent Or Yours will probably be focused for a fourth run within the Champion Hurdle following his Cheltenham success.
Henderson’s 10-year-old rolled again the years to defeat outdated rival The New One in an exciting Unibet Worldwide Hurdle on Saturday.
He’ll now be geared in the direction of March when he’ll try to emulate two giants who gained the Champion Hurdle on the age of 11 – Hatton’s Grace in 1951 and Sea Pigeon in 1981.
His fundamental rival will probably be stablemate Buveur D’Air, who beat him by 4 and a half lengths in final season’s Champion Hurdle.
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“We haven’t discussed where we go next. Buveur D’Air is going to Kempton for the Christmas Hurdle,” Henderson told Racing UK.
“I’m not sure who’ll be there but I can’t see the need to run him (My Tent Or Yours) again there.
“Last year the amazing thing was he did go Cheltenham, Aintree, Punchestown. Most horses can’t cope with that and very often don’t come back, but it was a testament to this horse. He went to all three and was second in all three and has come back as friendly as ever.
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“He’ll go for the Champion Hurdle but what we do between now and then, I don’t really know.
“There are recognised Champion Hurdle trials. Buveur D’Air will go to Kempton and probably one more in between before Cheltenham. We’ll have to find Tent another slot.”