Last Updated: 01/03/20 1: 32 pm
Latest Exhibition will certainly stay with the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, also if the ground flights hefty.
Paul Nolan’s seven-year-old, a Grade One champion over 2 miles and also 6 furlongs at the Dublin Racing Festival, is among the favourites for the three-mile race.
Nolan has the choice of running over 2 miles and also 5 furlongs in the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle, with the ground most likely to be soft, however really feels the added range will certainly be the production of his cost.
“I don’t know if he does handle proper heavy ground,” stated the County Wexford fitness instructor.
“There’s no question if he under-performed it may be a reason, however I do not believe we would certainly switch over to the Ballymore regardless.
“Looking at the means he races, I believe 3 miles will certainly be the production of him. It’s not that we are attempting to stay clear of any individual – we intend to run him over the journey we believe he’ll be best at.”
Latest Exhibition’s endurance has actually seemed a stamina thus far.
Nolan included: “He’s run over 2, 2 and also a half miles and also two-six – and also an additional action up would not trouble him. It would certainly be a plus, instead of a minus.
“At Leopardstown it resembled he was mosting likely to win by half a size, however he took place and also won by 2 sizes.
“So he placed range in between himself and also the others – and also over 3 miles it would certainly have been also better.
“I’d prefer to be taking a chance on softer ground than quicker ground, put it that way.”
Stablemate Discorama will certainly be back to run at his 3rd Festival, having actually been put in the Martin Pipe and also the National Hunt Chase formerly.
Nolan had actually wanted to obtain him received the Pertemps Final over obstacles – however negative climate ambuscaded that strategy, so it will certainly be the Ultima Handicap Chase rather.
“The plan now is to go for the Ultima,” he stated.
“We’ll take him to a racecourse soon and have a pop over some fences.”