My Tent waits for Wincanton
My Tent Or Yours will bypass this weekend's Betfred "Double Delight" Contenders Hurdle at Sandown and instead head for the Bathwick Tyres Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton on February 15.
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Narrowly beaten in last season's Supreme Novices' Hurdle by Champagne Fever before bolting up at Aintree, the JP McManus-owned seven-year-old has confirmed himself a genuine Champion Hurdle hope with triumphs in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle and Christmas Hurdle at Kempton so far this term.
Trainer Nicky Henderson is keen to get one more run into his charge before his trip to Prestbury Park in March, but the owner's racing manager, Frank Berry, has revealed this weekend's trial has already been ruled out.
Berry said: "I've spoken to Nicky this afternoon and the plan is for My Tent Or Yours to go to Wincanton. He definitely won't go to Sandown."
There had been reports on Monday morning that Henderson was concerned about the health of some of his string, suggesting the champion trainer had isolated My Tent Or Yours and some of his other stable stars to reduce the chance of them picking up any ailments.
"Nicky tells me the horse is in very good form and he couldn't be happier with him. I didn't go any further than that. That's all I wanted to know," said Berry.