Nicky Henderson has expressed his delight with how his Arkle chase winner Sprinter Sacre has taken his summer break.
Sprinter Sacre lit up the jump season last year with a number of breathtaking displays which culminated in spectacular wins at both Cheltenham and Aintree.
Speaking to attheraces Henderson confirmed that his stable star has enjoyed his summer break saying “”He came back in last week and he looks magnificent.
“He is gigantic, in the nicest way. He’s not fat, he looks unbelievable. He’s scary, he’s just massive. He’s thickened out a lot and he’s undoubtedly stronger.
“The obvious races for him early on are going to be the Tingle Creek and the Victor Chandler. He is a two-mile horse. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.
“It does promise to be a very exciting season from everybody’s point of view and something like Sprinter Sacre does make you gasp a little bit.
“Let’s hope he lives up to the billing he’s getting.”