2.20 Sandown – Henri The Second – WON 7/4

A really nice type from the Paul Nicholls yard, he won his first two NH Flat races last year which included a defeat of Authorised Speed who bolted up next time and went on to finish a very good 5th at the Festival. Henri The Second can be forgiven his run at Aintree as he got struck into. He reappeared for his hurdles debut Chepstow and but for over jumping the 3rd last where he lost all momentum, he would have made a winning debut. A big raw, powerful horse, he still looked green and inexperienced and can be expected to improve a good deal for that run. The winner has come out and won since and this chap an exciting novice hurdler for the Nicholls yard.

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