Tuesday 12 December 2017

Long Run schooling paying off

Gold Cup winner Long Run on Friday enjoyed a schooling session with big-race jockey Sam Waley-Cohen at Nicky Henderson's Seven Barrows yard.

Amateur jockey Waley-Cohen does all the homework on the brilliant six-year-old, which also won the King George last year and is due to reappear in the Betfair Chase at Haydock next weekend.

Henderson has admitted Long Run needed schooling on his arrival from France.

"We just put the finishing touches to him. We schooled with Yogi [Breisner] over show-jumps and this morning over steeplechase fences," Waley-Cohen said. "Monday we'll go back and do a bit more showjumping.

"He feels fantastic and is moving brilliantly but these horses go wrong so quick, we touch wood and hope he gets to the Betfair in the condition he is in now."

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