Champ misses Savills Chase

Henderson star ‘will have to wait a bit longer for his seasonal debut’.

  • Friday 18 December
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Nicky Henderson has decided against sending his Cheltenham Festival winner Champ to Leopardstown for his first run of the season.

Champ benefited from an inspired ride by Barry Geraghty to win the RSA Chase in March, but has not been seen since.

Henderson had been keen on sending the JP McManus-owned gelding to Ireland for the Savills Chase over Christmas, but he now feels the race will come to soon.

The Seven Barrows handler posted on Twitter: “Unfortunately Champ will not be travelling to @LeopardstownRC over Christmas.

“He is not quite ready to run, so we will have to wait a bit longer for his seasonal debut.

“He has been schooling brilliantly, so we are very excited to see him on a racecourse as soon as we can!”

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