Henderson has Festival dilemma regarding Simonsig


Nicky Henderson says he still doesn’t know which race Simonsig will go for at the Cheltenham Festival.

The exciting novice is entered in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle over two miles and the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle over five furlongs further.

The six-year-old grey enhanced his Festival prospects with an impressive victory in the Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso last time.

“I had a long chat with Simonsig’s owner and we went from one race to another,” said Henderson. “I don’t know yet, it’s a matter of deciding which is the right race for him.

“He’s got so much speed that swayed me towards the Supreme but then I swayed back to the Neptune.

“Barry (Geraghty) initially thought Neptune and now he’s wavering.

“Darlan and Tetlami will both definitely run in the Supreme but that won’t have any effect on the Simonsig decision.

“We’ve others for the Neptune too and he’ll just go for the race that is best for him.”