Hurricane Fly’s jockey Ruby Walsh thinks the ‘Tent’ is England’s best hope of winning the big one on the opening day of Cheltenham 2014 – if he learns to settle better.
And who are we to argue with Ruby? He’s a very good arguer. That assessment wasn’t hurt with his stroll in a Kempton bumper on Feb 16 after battling victory over The New One at Kempton over Christmas.
Whether or not he would have won the Christmas Hurdle without The New One’s late blunder is up for debate, but Tony McCoy kept him plugging away to snatch a narrow victory in which both participants came away with credit.
An impressive winner of the Betfair Trophy last season, My Tent or Yours will look to emulate Seven Barrows’ previous Champion Hurdler winners See You Then, Punjabi and Binocular.
Found Champagne Fever too good at Cheltenham in the Supreme Novice Hurdle before running out an easy winner at Aintree last season.
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