My Tent Or Yours impressed our Lambourn gallops reporter
By Gallops Reporter. Last Updated: 20/11/13 5:44pm
My Tent Or Yours: Building up to a return at Newcastle
MY TENT OR YOURS worked with his customary elan as Nicky Henderson marshalled his troops on the Faringdon Road grass gallops.
Although beaten in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the JP McManus-owned gelding put the record straight at Aintree to end the season as the top British performer in his division.
He moved powerfully in behind two stablemates and quickened-up nicely at the end of work designed to bring him further towards his intended return to the fray in Newcastle's Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
SPRINTER SACRE cast an imperious sight in his work as the 'Black Aeroplane' stretched out ahead of his targeted comeback race.
Next month's Tingle Creek Chase is within the sights of the gelding, unbeaten over fences and an electrifying winner of the Arkle Trophy and Queen Mother Champion Chase in the past two seasons.
LONG RUN has taken his Wetherby exertions surprisingly well, considering he made a serious mistake down the back that could have resulted in injury.
He was as bright as a button in his spin ahead of Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Gold Cup hero BOBS WORTH will be the focus of attention in the same race and moved in businesslike fashion ahead of the £200,000 prize.
With Barry Geraghty Haydock-bound it will be interesting to see who rides CAPTAIN CONAN, Henderson's protagonist for the featured Amlin Chase at Ascot.
The gigantic gelding is amongst the entries for this £50,000 race along with FRENCH OPERA and both have pleased in their work this week.
Two miles and three furlongs on a fair track like Ascot would appear the ideal ticket for Captain Conan.
ROLLING STAR bypassed Cheltenham's Open fixture but could return in the Coral Hurdle, another race to savour at Ascot's two-day meeting.