‘Scary’ Sacre back with Henderson
Tuesday 7 August 2012
Nicky Henderson has described Sprinter Sacre as looking "unbelievable" after his stable star returned from his summer break last week.
The six-year-old turned in some awesome performances during an unbeaten novice campaign over fences, treating his rivals with contempt in the Arkle Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival and on his final start of the season at Aintree.
The six-year-old is already as short as even-money with some bookmakers for the Queen Mother Champion Chase and his trainer is delighted after welcoming him back to Seven Barrows.
"He came back in last week and he looks magnificent," Henderson told At The Races.
"He is gigantic, in the nicest way. He's not fat, he looks unbelievable. He's scary, he's just massive. He's thickened out a lot and he's undoubtedly stronger.
"The obvious races for him early on are going to be the Tingle Creek and the Victor Chandler. He is a two-mile horse. I don't think there's any doubt about that.
"It does promise to be a very exciting season from everybody's point of view and something like Sprinter Sacre does make you gasp a little bit.
"Let's hope he lives up to the billing he's getting."