What a run from Big River to be fourth in the Ultima Chase at Cheltenham!
Having had a tricky preparation this season; a fall first time out then a hurdle run to boost his confidence, he had to return to his best at a championship level, and he certainly gave it a go.
Turning in to the home straight Big River had fourteen horses in front of him, but with quick jumps at the last two fences he streaked up the hill to grab fourth place on the line.
Big River’s owners, the Two Black Labs and Debs and Colin would dearly like to win the Scottish National and we will aim for that race. If the ground is too quick at Ayr then the Irish National, Sandown and Punchestown are all options.
For now we will celebrate Big Rivers performance and return to the big time.