Sport Horse Racing

Monday 25 September 2017

Watching Brief

Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

MY TENT OR YOURS is short odds to beat Melodic Rendezvous and co in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle and is expected to do so with a bit of style.

Last term, he sluiced up in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury before getting touched off by Champagne Fever in the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham.

Having travelled easily that day, he was criticised by some for not finding enough to get past the long-time leader. However, Champagne Fever is a top-class horse with a fantastic appetite for a battle and both pulled clear of subsequent Grade One winners Jezki and Un Atout.

My Tent Or Yours then slammed Forgotten Voice at Aintree, form that his stablemate franked with big Flat wins at Ascot and Goodwood. In short, a bit like Henderson and JP McManus' Binocular a few years ago, My Tent Or Yours ought to be more the finished article when he returns to Prestbury Park in March.

Granted, it's a long way off and the opposition are a rarefied bunch, but odds of 6/1 for the Champion Hurdle could seem very generous later on today. He has the potential to mature into a special one.

Irish Independent

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