Peter Scudamore has provided a positive update on stable star Ahoy Senor ahead of Sunday’s Ladbrokes Christmas Festival at Kempton Park though he stressed that a potential blockbuster clash with Bravemansgame in the Ladbrokes Kauto Star Novices’ Chase will hinge on the going.
A sensational seven-length winner of last season’s Grade One Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree’s Randox Grand National Festival, the six year old has continued his upward trajectory over the bigger obstacles and was last seen storming home to a 31-length victory in the Grade Two Ladbrokes John Francome Novices' Chase at Newbury last month.
A trip to Kempton Park would set up a mouth-watering match-up with the equally exciting Bravemansgame but Scudamore, who is an assistant to his partner Lucinda Russell, stressed that his participation would be reliant on the going.
Scudamore said: “He is really well and I’ve just spoken to Blair Campbell who is working as assistant trainer to us at the moment. Blair has just reported to me that the horse has done a fantastic piece of work, so whether he goes to Kempton will depend on the ground.
“If it is slow he will run but it doesn’t look like there will be any rain. We have got a very exciting time coming up with Ahoy Senor at Kempton Park and then Mighty Thunder at Chepstow in the Welsh National. As little northern people it doesn’t happen very often and we are very appreciative.”