Paul Webber is planning to step Indefatigable up in trip at next year’s Cheltenham Festival while a race against Altior (pictured) could be on the cards.
Paul Webber says he is already planning for Indefatigable’s return to the Cheltenham Festival in 2020.
The six-year-old ran well on Thursday on her way to finishing fifth in Thursday’s Grade 2 National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, a race won by the brilliant Willie Mullins-trained Eglantine Du Seuil.
Gavin Sheehan guided Indefatigable well at Prestbury Park, tracking the leaders before losing out on a place to Black Tears.
Connections are already thinking about options for next year and stepping up to two and a half miles seems a likely option.
Webber said: “I couldn’t be happier with her, she ran a great race. She got shuffled back a bit because she didn’t quite meet a couple of hurdles on the right stride but she stayed on so well.
“She wasn’t quite as quick with her jumping in certain parts of the race which you have to do when you’re travelling at that speed. But she’s finished well up the hill.
“We’ve been thinking she may want a bit further so now I would hope to bring her back here to run over two and half miles next year.”
A run in the King George on Boxing Day has been mooted for the daughter of Schiaparelli and Spin The Wheel.
The brilliant Altior (pictured) currently leads the Betfred market at 5/1 for Nicky Henderson, with the Paul Nicholls’ pair of Clan Des Obeaux and Cyrname both 6/1.
Odds subject to change.