‘He has something special beyond talent’
Meet Nicky Henderson’s star, Altior
“Altior is typical of the type of horse that Nicky Henderson trains: a brilliant racehorse with unbelievable quality who exudes class,” says Henrietta Knight, trainer of three-time Gold Cup winner Best Mate. “He has a magnificent head; and he’s athletic and well proportioned.
“I’m told he’s the exact image of his sire, High Chaparral, when he was a young horse. High Chaparral was always an athlete with an amazing action. He was a wonderful racehorse and dual Derby winner — and Altior looks like a Flat racehorse himself.
“He has a lovely coat and looks in great order; he is very well conditioned for this time of year.”