Superb Story made the headlines earlier this year with a great win in the Grade 3 Vincent O´Brien County Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival. The race, back in March this year, was the five year olds last outing.
Superb Story is set to take part in the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle. The race is due to take place on the fourth day of the Galway Festival. Trainer Dan Skelton believes that the horse is well suited to the race and will put up a good run against the thirty nine confirmed entries.
The bay gelding is one of four entries from Britain and has been allotted a handicap of 11st 7lbs. Skelton’s horse may be up against Moabit trained by Paul Nicholls. His handicap isn’t quite as high, the four year old is set to carry a weight of 10st 3llbs. Other runners include Curious Carlos with a handicap of, exactly, 11st. We are also expected to see Roman Flight, trained by David Dennis, who has currently been issued a weight of 10st 8lbs.
Dan Skelton spoke of Superb Story and the great result at Cheltenham. The race in question was only his third since he joined the Skelton family. With a Cheltenham win under his belt the trainer is positive about how he will fair in the Galway.
As one of the richest jump races in Ireland, the Galway Hurdle is well worth an entry. The prize pot sits at a whopping €300,000. A British entry hasn’t won the race since 2010 when Overturn ran the winner for Donald McCain. Hopefully Skelton will be able to taste success again this year in the event with Superb Story.
Author Lisa Wood
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