Dermot Weld has faith in eight year old Silver Concorde and has plans to enter him into the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham this March.
Dermot Weld will anticipate good ground if Silver Concorde is to display top form at Cheltenham. The Bay gelding has had a somewhat rollercoaster of a career. His last outing was in December last year when he was pipped at the post to finish second to supasundae.
Weld, who works hard training the notable horse, said that he was coming along nicely in training. He made sure that he pointed out the fact that Silver Concorde would need good ground if he is to make an impact at Cheltenham. Weld described the horse as a ‘top of the ground horse.’
Referring to the bay gelding’s current form the trainer said:
“He was over at Punchestown last Friday and got on very well. He schooled there and we were very satisfied with him.”
Weld also fancies his chances with First Figaro, who is yet to finish a race anywhere less than second. The five year old chestnut gelding is said to be in great form:
“He’s been very consistent, he’s never been worse than second, He ran excellent, I thought, at Leopardstown at Christmas to be second and if he got good ground I think he’ll run a very respectable race. If he gets nice ground, he will run very well.”
Hopefully the sheer volume of rain we have suffered this winter will ease up so that the racecourse at Cheltenham is good for all the entries. It would be interesting to see both horses at the pinnacle of the National Hunt meeting.
Author Lisa Wood
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