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Henderson confirms Kingston Pride’s novice hurdling campaign on hold until next season





Nicky Henderson has confirmed that Kingston Pride will not go novice hurdling this season.

The five-year-old had been touted as a potential Supreme Novices’ Hurdle contender but, after not making his debut despite entries at Sandown and Doncaster, will begin his campaign in a bumper in less than two weeks.

That means the Kingston Hill gelding, who was foaled in April 2019, will not race over hurdles until next season.

Henderson said Kingston Pride will not begin his novice hurdling career until next season
Henderson said Kingston Pride will not begin his novice hurdling career until next season

"I'm going to leave him in the bumpers this year,” Henderson said.

"I think he's a smart horse. We got a bit behind and consequently I might keep him as a novice for next season, he's only just a five-year-old now.

"He's a lovely horse. There's a very valuable bumper at Lingfield a fortnight Sunday and he might well start there."



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