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Monbeg Legend has been a real star for us winning on 6 separate occasions. In fact up until his come back run he has only been out of the frame when falling or when bursting blood vessels. He had been off colour for a while however as you can see from Nicky Henderson’s April report he has come back into form and returned from a 393 day break to run in a three mile hurdle at Market Rasen on July 27th. He was particularly keen and fresh early on in the race having been taken on for the lead. Nico de Bionville said that he settled and travelled well once getting to the front however the damage was done and a combination of this, not potentially getting the trip and needing the run after such a long time off meant that the petrol guage was empty as they turned for home. Nico allowed him to come home in his own time finishing a well beaten 9th. He was fit and well following the run and we will look to return him to fences over two and a half towards the back end of August. Possibly Uttoxeter where he is a C&D winner on Saturday 22nd.
He really loves good or faster ground and we are hopeful that he can again shine this Summer and into Autumn with conditions in his favour. He is usually a quick and accurate jumper and often likes to use this to his advantage from the front.