The decision to let Big Buck’srest before the World Hurdle, won by the colt twice before, resembles that one taken by the trainer last year before the race. “It was my initial plan to make Big Buck’s a part of the Cleeve Hurdle,” Nichols commented. “But he will be given a break instead and his campaign will now mirror last season’s, with the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals his next targets.”
In 2009 Big Buck’s also triumphed at the Cleeve Hurdle and last season was quite good for him as he won ten races in a row, a streak that still continues, including an outstanding five Grade I triumphs. The champion colt will surely continue shinning on horseracing tracks during this season.
On the other hand, champion colt Credit Swap won the hurdle event that took place at Leicester today. The horse comes from winning the Totesport.com Cambridgeshire at Newmarket where impressed experts with his performance. He used to be trained by Michael Wigham but he was sold and his current trainer is Venetia Williams.
“I’m over the moon with him. He settled quite well and jumped brilliantly before quickening up. He stayed well enough too – you’d have to [stay well] in that [ground],” trainer Venetia Williams said about the winning colt.