SUMMERVILLE BOY is more likely to make his eagerly-anticipated return within the Aintree Hurdle.
Tom George’s Cheltenham Pageant winner sustained an damage originally of the marketing campaign however is again with all weapons blazing.
An excellent winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on the Cheltenham Pageant final season, the seven-year-old seemed a shadow of that when flopping in two begins earlier this marketing campaign.
Nonetheless, he was discovered to have sustained a hairline fracture of his proper hind femur, and his coach is hoping he can bounce again now he is had time to relaxation.
George mentioned: “He is had his damage re-scanned. He is bought a clear invoice of well being and we’re beginning to step his work up.
“He is in good type, he appears nice and we’ll in all probability be aiming him for Aintree.
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“He is at all times been stored in mild coaching all through the issue and now we are able to beginning stepping him up. It is all repaired nicely.”
The seven-year-old would step as much as two-and-a-half-miles for the primary time if taking up the Grade 1 task in April.
George additionally had information on the 2017 King George runner-up Double Shuffle.
The nine-year-old is more likely to return to the scene of his career-best efficiency within the 888Sport Handicap Chase later this month.
The coach mentioned: “It has been the plan for a bit.
“He is in nice type, he loves the observe – and he’ll love the higher floor.”
“He was second in it two years in the past off a 5lb decrease mark, however he is in all probability improved a bit since.
“This has been the goal once more for some time, so I hope he’ll run nicely.”