The Romford Pele to tackle Hennessy test
Last Updated: 21/10/14 12:57pm
Rebecca Curtis has confirmed the Hennessy Gold Cup as the likely next objective for The Romford Pele following his successful return to action at Cheltenham last week.
The seven-year-old ran a number of creditable races in defeat last season over fences behind the likes of Balder Succes, Taquin Du Seuil and Wonderful Charm, but as he failed to get his head in front, he remains a novice for the current campaign.
Having been kept on the go, he won at both Worcester and Uttoxeter in June and completed his hat-trick after a near three-month break at Prestbury Park on Friday.
Jockey Barry Geraghty has encouraged the trainer to head to Newbury on November 29.
Curtis said: "I think we're looking towards the Hennessy. I spoke to Barry about it and he thinks it would be good idea.
"It's a race novices have done well in in the past and having run over fences all last season, he should have enough experience for a big handicap like that now.
"We were delighted with him the other day and he seems to be improving all the time, so we'll give the Hennessy a go and see how we get on.''
Curtis also had news of star staying hurdler At Fishers Cross, who was third in last season's World Hurdle at Cheltenham and also picked up minor honours at Aintree and Punchestown.
"The plan is to go to Wetherby on November 1 for the three-mile hurdle and he seems to be in really good order at the moment,'' said the trainer.
"We'll see what happens, but the plan is to stay over hurdles this season.''