Williams happy with Siruh's low profile

Fit-again chaser back to defend Plate title.

  • Thursday 27 February
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Trainer Nick Williams believes Siruh Du Lac is going “under the radar” as he prepares to bid for back-to-back wins in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate at the Cheltenham Festival.

The seven-year-old enjoyed a faultless campaign last season, winning each of his four starts and claiming Festival glory in the Cotswolds with an all-the-way victory in the hands of Lizzie Kelly.

Siruh Du Lac has raced just once since – when pulled up in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham in November – but Williams is confident his stable star can bounce back on his return to Prestbury Park in a fortnight’s time.

“He’s entered for the race he won last year and he’s an intended runner,” said the Devon-based trainer.

“When he ran at Cheltenham in November, he picked up a small fracture in a small bone,so he had two months convalescing.”

Williams is hoping Siruh Du Lac may still be favourably treated.

“He’s higher in the weights than he was last year – but he’s still lightly raced, so you’d like to think there’s more to come,” he added.

“His form at Cheltenham last year was pretty solid – and he should have a nice weight to carry, looking at the other entries,” he added.

“I think he’s quite an interesting runner. He’s certainly going under the radar.”

Williams happy with Siruh's low profile

Cheltenham 16:10, 12 March 2020

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