LiveScore Racing News: Jpr One set for Betfair Hurdle

The Tizzard team are lining up the Betfair Hurdle for Jpr One
The Tizzard team are lining up the Betfair Hurdle for Jpr One

Connections of Jpr One are "leaning" towards sending the five-year-old to Newbury for a Grade Three run next, after his win at Taunton last week. 

The Colin Tizzard-trained novice was in great form last week, winning by over six lengths in the novice hurdle race in Somerset. 

It was only his third ever race but two wins from three suggests he could have a bright future. 

He won on debut at Exeter in November, beating Luttrell Lad by half a length before finishing second at Cheltenham in a qualifier. 

The son of Court Cave has made sufficient progress that he is already expected to step up to Graded races. 

The Betfair Hurdle next month has been mooted by Joe Tizzard, son of trainer Colin and his assistant. 

He said: "It is not set in stone, but we have purposely got him qualified for it and he's on a nice mark, so certainly we are looking that way. But it is not set in stone." 

Tizzard is confident his charge will be able to compete with what is set to be a tough-looking field. 

He added: "There are not particularly any other targets we are thinking about at this moment. 

"We have just got to have that discussion, but we are leaning in that direction, that's for sure." 

The two-and-a-half-mile handicap on February 12 is the most valuable race on the Betfair Super Saturday and plenty will fancy their chances of victory. 

Nicky Henderson's hopes depend on Broomfield Burg
Nicky Henderson's hopes depend on Broomfield Burg

Nicky Henderson's Broomfield Burg is fancied after winning a novice hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day, while Paul Nicholls is set to have two contenders in Knappers Hill and Stage Star

Also set to run is Adagio, who finished second in the Grade Three Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham in November. 

Last year's winner Soaring Glory, trained by Jonjo O'Neill is also in the running as a 16/1 ante-post shout, and he goes into the race having won a Listed contest at Ascot in October.

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