‘He has some­thing spe­cial be­yond tal­ent’

Meet Nicky Hen­der­son’s star, Al­tior

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“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.”

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