Rac­ing

Horse & Hound - - News Insider -

Fer­gal O’Brien

IT seems to be writ­ten in the stars that Saint Calvados will make an im­pres­sion next month af­ter an­other sure-footed dis­play at War­wick. The French im­port has won all three starts since join­ing Harry Whit­ting­ton in Lam­bourn and saw off some es­tab­lished ri­vals in the Grade

Two Bet­way King­maker

Novices’ Chase.

“Some­one told me that his fifth birth­day is ac­tu­ally on 13 March, which is the day of the Arkle,” said Whit­ting­ton. “Hope­fully that is a bless­ing!

“His form in France was re­ally good and he’s an ab­so­lute joy to train. I think he goes there with an ex­cel­lent chance.”

Whit­ting­ton is likely to launch two of his three Chel­tenham con­tes­tants within the open­ing hour, with Sim­ply The Betts bound for the Supreme and Big­martre, who’s had a pro­duc­tive cam­paign, will head for the Thurs­day’s JLT Novices’ Chase.

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