Talking Horses: Kalashnikov boosts Cheltenham hopes with Warwick win

Interesting chasing customer Kalashnikov cemented his Arkle Chase favouritism on his secure fencing debut

Greg Wooden: Kalashnikov, the particular runner-up within last year’s Supreme Beginner Hurdle, had not been entirely perfect as he produced a winning first appearance over fencing at Warwick on Fri, but he or she still do enough in order to cement their status since the clear ante-post favourite for your Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham’s Festival conference next Mar.

Amy Murphy’s five-year-old was delivered off on 1-4 in order to beat 3 opponents, yet his awkward jump on the first open up ditch was obviously a nervous second for anyone whom had used the brief odds.

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Designed for Friday’s benefits, I’m counting on Dexcite (2. 30) in Warwick, in which he has their second trip since becoming a member of Alan California king. Now 7, he gained a couple of competitions for Mary George a few years ago plus showed a few encouragement in the comeback operate last Dec, but , for reasons uknown, the rest of the period didn’t exercise well pertaining to him.

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