I’ve got a big 10-1 tip on the day Constitution Hill returns for Nicky Henderson and dad-to-be Nico de Boinville. RUNNING Up That Hill has been a huge hit once again for lovely Kate Bush over the last 12 months — but racing fans know it takes on a whole new meaning at Sandown on Saturday. Oh yes, people, the sport all of you love is being battered on a multitude of fronts, but, amidst the troubled waters float the stars themselves.
World's Best Jumps Performer
Let’s just dive in and enjoy what the game is all about, because there’s no bigger draw than the return of the world’s best jumps performer Constitution Hill.
Constitution Hill has looked magnificent in seven career victories, numbering not only a Fighting Fifth romp at Newcastle, but also easy successes in a Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and this year’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Field of Rivals
The odd thing is it’s not a bad field of six going to post, and rivals include Hendo’s Shishkin, warming up for a tilt at the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Also in the line-up is Love Envoi, second in the Mares’ Hurdle at the Festival, as well as You Wear It Well, the Grade 2 Mares’ Novice Hurdle winner. Throw in two characters in Goshen and Not So Sleepy and you have a right race full of talent and mayhem. Don’t miss it.
Nico de Boinville's Big Day
Of course Nico de Boinville is on top of Constitution Hill and Jonbon, and he’s keen to get as much cash in the bag as possible as I can reveal he’s not far off becoming a dad for the third time! Expensive! The excellent de Boinville — not long ago the man known as the stable lad who looked after Sprinter Sacre — is set for one of the racing days of his life, as he also partners Willmount in Sandown’s opening novice hurdle, a Listed event over two miles.
Watch Class Horses Running Up That Sandown Hill
It’s a day to watch class horses running up that Sandown hill. Just magical. Yeeehaaa!
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