Class Act in Adonis
Activial was cut to as short as 10-1 for the Triumph Hurdle after winning the traditional trial for the race at Kempton on Saturday.
But I should warn punters that at this stage he is not certain to be going to Cheltenham.
The initial view of Noel Fehily was that although he was undeniably impressive in pulling clear of Commissioned on the flat he might just lack the experience for the rough and tumble he can expect in the Triumph.
We will see how he comes out of this race, then have a chat nearer the time and make a call about Cheltenham.
One obvious option is to keep him for the 4 year old hurdle at Liverpool.
Activial has run only three times in his life and will make a lovely chaser, maybe next year. He gallops, jumps and will get further than two miles.
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