Pipe retains Crus faith
David Pipe still retains plenty of faith in Grands Crus and is optimistic the talented grey can bounce back to top form this season.
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The classy staying hurdler and Grade One winning chaser had his problems last term and apart from a third place in the King George VI Chase at Kempton, he endured a miserable time.
However, Pipe is happy with the eight-year-old and is looking forward to getting him back in racing action next month.
"Hopefully he'll be back to his best this year and we'll probably give him a racecourse gallop somewhere to get him ready for a run," said the Nicholashayne handler.
"He could start off on November 2 at Wetherby, either in the Charlie Hall Chase or the staying hurdle."
Pipe is looking to giving smart performer Tanerko Emery is first run of the campaign in the valuable two-mile handicap hurdle at Cheltenham on November 17.
"Tanerko Emery could start off in the big two-mile hurdle at the Paddy Power meeting and then we'll know if we will start him off novice chasing," he said.