Nicky Henderson has revealed Altior could start his next campaign with a run in Ascot’s 1965 Chase on November 23rd, ahead of an audacious crack at the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day.
Henderson, who revealed Altior had undergone a minor breathing operation recently, tokld the Racing Post:
“All the horses are back in the yard after their summer breaks and everything is well; they’re looking great.
“We have just recauterised Altior’s palate for no other reason than precaution. It was done two weeks ago.
“We’ve all got ideas where he’ll go, but we haven’t sat down and discussed it. It’s an important and very big decision, whether we abandon the Tingle Creek and possibly go to Ascot for the 1965 Chase with a view to the King George.
“If you’re going for the King George, I think you have to go to Ascot. That’s the place you have to go to find out if he stays at all.”