Walkon to be given break after second fine run at Cheltenham
Walkon is set for a break after his brave effort in defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Last Updated: 16/12/12 11:52am
The grey had previously chased home Paul Nicholls' Al Ferof in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and bumped into another smart rival from Nicholls' Ditcheat yard in the shape of four-year-old Unioniste.
After two hard races in heavy ground, Alan King will not rush into making plans for his Grade One-winning hurdler.
"Walkon did everything right bar win, and he has just bumped into an improving four-year-old who was receiving 17lb, and, while it is frustrating, he has finished second in two of the toughest handicap chases in the calendar, so I am not complaining. He will have a break now," King told www.alankingracing.com.