Today's racecards

Nolan: Joncol must progress

Pandorama tough to beat

Last Updated: 14/01/11 9:44am

  • Share:
Joncol: Needs to improve to beat Pandorama

Joncol: Needs to improve to beat Pandorama

Sky Bet

Paul Nolan admits Joncol must improve if he is to defend his Hennessy Gold Cup crown at Leopardstown on February 6.

The County Wexford trainer was delighted with the eight-year-old's effort to take third place behind Pandorama in the Lexus Chase over Christmas - especially as he had had an interrupted preparation.

But Nolan admits Joncol will need to be at his best to take his revenge on Noel Meade's charge, who finished six and three-quarter lengths to the good.

"Joncol is very well. We were delighted with his run. He'd had a few setbacks before so hopefully we'll get a good clear run between now and the Hennessy," said Nolan.

"He has to improve to beat Pandorama and other good horses in there as well but we're hoping we'll have a fitter horse on Hennessy day and he'll want to be."

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

Fancy a flutter on the racing? Let Sky Sports News' Alex Hammond mark your card every day.

Thursday Tips

Thursday Tips

Anita Chambers provides a tip for every race with Pack Together fancied to win at Sandown.

Magnificent Seven

Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven were among the winners at Catterick as the charity challenge continued.