Keep an eye out for this today (could be important news)

By on March 2, 2020

Nicky Henderson came out with some news last Thursday that got a few punters twitching.

He said:


“In order to keep everybody in the picture I regret to say Epatante has been coughing a few times over the last couple of days for no obvious reason that we can detect.

“Her blood tests are perfectly normal and she is feeling very well and fresh in herself. Obviously JP, I, and all the team could do without this scare but this does not prevent her continuing her routine work.

“We will monitor the situation over the weekend and will regularly update everybody with any news. Both my vets and I are more than hopeful this will not interfere with her Champion Hurdle preparation.

“She’s now on medication which will not affect her racing or training. We will blood test and scope her again on Monday when I will be in a better position to clarify the situation, which obviously we all hope will be positive news.

“I would like to make it very clear that, touch wood, she is the only horse who has coughed at Seven Barrows at any stage this week.”


Immediately the odds drifted. 

However on Friday Nicky revealed she hadn’t coughed that morning and the odds duly shortened again.

He said we could expect an update today so keep an eye out for that. It could be important come Cheltenham.

I have to say I’m very impressed by the way Nicky has dealt with the situation. Trainers often get a bad press with the way they cover these things up but I think he’s been very open.

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Have a great week,
Kris Jackman | Founder Tipster Supermarket