Dara primed for Donny

  • By: Gallops Reporter
  • Last Updated: January 5 2013, 13:35 GMT

Our man on the gallops runs the rule over Nicky Henderson's string on his latest visit to Lambourn.

Nicky Henderson: Worked Oscara Dara
Nicky Henderson: Worked Oscara Dara

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Nicky Henderson worked some of the horses he may take to Doncaster in search of better ground next Wednesday.

The Town Moor track usually drains better than most of the top National Hunt courses and Henderson is a regular visitor to the South Yorkshire venue.

OSCARA DARA ran into the smart Cantlow on his debut over fences at Plumpton but the way he's been working suggests he's learned much from that experience.

He looked in good order in some light work this morning and could go for a two and a half mile novices' chase.

Plans are not set in stone at this stage and Henderson could also call on MALT MASTER who has schooled proficiently over the larger obstacles at home.

He will be sharper than on his seasonal comeback when he nevertheless did nothing wrong.

OPEN HEARTED has also taken well to fences on the schooling ground and is one to put in your notebook.

However Henderson will be looking to keep these horses apart if he possibly can.

OSCAR HOOF has shown promise in his work ahead of his debut under Rules and could surface in the bumper.

AMORALIST ran well in defeat on his debut over hurdles at Newbury and could tackle the juvenile hurdle at the same Doncaster meeting.

However the trainer could also call on ALEXANDRE SIX and LITTLE DUTCH GIRL who have also excelled in their schooling.

As the ground dries out the trainer will look to take his team far and wide and GLORIOUS TWELFTH would have a good chance if going for a maiden hurdle at Ludlow.