Allysson Monterg could be seen at the Cheltenham Festival this March. The Bay Gelding certainly has potential according to trainer Richard Hobson. The six year old’s presence at the Festival will be dependent on track conditions, as the ground will need to be soft in order for him to display his greatest form.
Allysson Monterg has been spoken of fondly by his trainer, who believes that the French bred horse is one with potential.
Richard Hobson has admitted that the Albert Bartlett has to be considered for Allysson Monterg, but the final decision will be made nearer the time and based on the ground conditions. As he is still a young horse Hobson will have little desire to push him beyond what he is currently capable of.
The Bay Gelding certainly has experience on Cheltenham’s course. He finished second to Champers on Ice at Cheltenham on New Years Day. A race in which he really proved that he had what it takes to be a formidable contender.
Speaking of his potential winner, and his aspirations for the future, Hobson said:
“I’m hoping that at the back end of next season he’ll show his full potential over fences, I bought him as a two-year-old in France and he was so tall, gangly and weak. He still hasn’t filled out. It’s long-term plans, but he has got an engine and he stays well.”
He went on to say:
“I know we are going to have to go for the Albert Bartlett, but he won’t run unless the ground is on the soft side of good. He’s too nice a horse for the future and he’s still very green. The plan today was not to make the running, but we had to change the plan in the paddock. Alain said nothing was going to make it which was good because it probably made a man of him.”
Author Lisa Wood
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