Halo given French Champion aim
Celestial Halo will return to France for a crack at the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil in three weeks.
Last Updated: 20/05/13 9:48am
Trainer Paul Nicholls is quite happy to keep last season's World Hurdle runner-up on the go in a bid to repeat the feat of Thousand Stars, who won both French races last year but could finish only fourth on Sunday.
Nicholls told At The Races: "He came in late and I just thought it was a good race for him.
"We'll now go back for the French Champion Hurdle on June 9.
"The ground, the trip, he stays nicely - it was ideal - and it all augurs well in three weeks' time.
"He's a fitter horse now and the way he stayed on I think the three miles will be better for him."