Hales sets Hiconic Listed test at Wetherby

Juvenile hurdler out to return to winning ways next week.

  • Wednesday 21 October
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Alex Hales hopes Hiconic can take a step up in class in her stride in the Weatherbys Hamilton Wensleydale Juvenile Hurdle at Wetherby.

The Northamptonshire trainer has earmarked the two-mile Listed prize on Friday week as the next target for the daughter of Sixties Icon.

After winning her first four hurdle starts, Hiconic had her colours lowered over jumps for the first time at Market Rasen last time out.

Hales said: “I’m very happy with Hiconic, and we are going to Wetherby at the end of the month for the Wensleydale because it seems the obvious race to go for.

“She has had a splendid time this summer, and has done nothing wrong.

“She has had five starts and won four of them, and given her owners plenty of fun. It has been a lovely start to the season with her.”

Although Hiconic suffered defeat over hurdles for the first time on her most recent start, Hales was far from despondent with the performance.

He added: “She had to carry three penalties last time, so she was giving a lot of weight away when she got beaten the other day.

“Take nothing away from Amy Murphy’s horse (Soldier On Parade), though, who was better than us on the day.

“Hopefully she can bounce back to form at Wetherby and resume her improvement.”

Hales sets Hiconic Listed test at Wetherby
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