Nicky Henderson won’t be at Sandown on Saturday to look at Structure Hill within the Unibet Tolworth Novices’ Hurdle as he’s presently self isolating with Covid-19.
Henderson stated he “feels nice” and isn’t unwell – however the 71-year-old admitted he’ll discover it arduous watching from dwelling as one of the vital thrilling horses in his yard has his hardest take a look at thus far.
“I am afraid I’m beneath lock and key and self isolating at dwelling at Seven Barrows after catching the dreaded Covid which implies sadly I might be unable to attend Sandown on Saturday for Unibet Tolworth day,” Henderson advised his Unibet weblog.
“It may appear a pleasant thought watching all of the motion on the tv however I can inform you, in actuality, it’s most undoubtedly not enjoyable and it is truthful to say I’m doing numerous field strolling!
“Fortunately I’m not unwell and really feel nice but it surely’s vital to do the suitable factor so you will not see me round till subsequent week.”
Henderson additionally had information on one other of his star novices, Jonbon – who seems to be more likely to have his eagerly-awaited subsequent outing at Haydock on January 22.
“Jonbon is in nice fettle and can have yet another run earlier than Cheltenham,” stated Henderson of his Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favorite.
“The place that might be hasn’t completely been determined however favorite in the meanwhile is wanting like Haydock on the twenty second for the Grade Two Rossington Important Novices’ Hurdle.
“There’s additionally the Listed Sidney Banks at Huntington on February 10, however I feel we’ll save Balco Coastal for that race as a substitute.”
And in an replace on celebrity two-mile chaser Shishkin, Henderson confirmed the Clarence Home Chase at Ascot on January 22 a “sturdy risk” if he continues to present the suitable alerts following his reappearance at Kempton Park over Christmas.
He stated: “Shishkin has come out of the Desert Orchid Chase in wonderful form and whereas I’ve now learnt to by no means rule something in or out, if he’s nonetheless exhibiting me the identical indicators in per week’s time we’d critically contemplate operating within the Clarence Home Chase at Ascot on January 22.
“He both has the choice of that or the Sport Spirit at Newbury on February 12, so we aren’t in need of choices, however, as I say, Ascot is a powerful risk if he stays in the identical kind as he’s at current.”