Cheltenham Pageant heroine Mrs Milner is about to cross the Irish Sea as soon as extra for a tilt on the Ladbrokes Lengthy Distance Hurdle at Newbury.
Having run out a formidable winner of the Pertemps Remaining at Prestbury Park in March, Paul Nolan’s mare picked up the place she left off with a Listed success at Limerick final month.
Nolan acknowledges the six-year-old can have extra on her plate in Friday’s Group Two characteristic, however is eager to see how she fares in the next grade with a view to the remainder of the marketing campaign.
He mentioned: “The plan is to go to Newbury. She gained nicely in Limerick and I am hoping she’ll come on a pleasant bit from that.
“We’re glad together with her at dwelling. Clearly she has to enhance, however we have determined that is the route we will take and I am hopeful she’ll run a pleasant race.
“She handles nicer floor. I simply hope to God will probably be secure, you’d wish to suppose it will be.
“It is a very unusual time. I do know with my very own farm at dwelling, I’ve by no means seen the land pretty much as good for this time of the 12 months.”
Nolan intends to pursue an analogous fact-finding mission with secure star Newest Exhibition within the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
Runner-up to Monkfish in a few Grade One novice chases final season earlier than ending fourth within the Irish Grand Nationwide, the eight-year-old will swap again to the smaller obstacles in a race that is because of stage the return of Champion Hurdle heroine Honeysuckle.
“Newest Exhibition appears nicely. He’ll come on for the run, however we’ve to get began someplace,” Nolan added.
“Time-wise, as regards Christmas, this looks like the most effective time to offer him his first begin.
“It’ll be a prime race. We determined to start out off over hurdles, however there’s nothing written in stone.
“We’ll assess how aggressive we might be at that stage and we will change our minds if we’ve to.”