• 7 gr g Fair Mix (IRE) – Dusty Too (Terimon)
  • Form: 112111–11
  • Owner: Ronnie Bartlett
  • Breeder: Simon Tindall

Top Irish point-to-pointer in the spring of 2011; developed into last season's leading novice hurdler with effortless victories in the Grade One Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at The Festival and at Aintree's Grand National meeting.

Made an equally impressive start to his chasing career with very easy wins at Ascot and Kempton Park.

Jump Race Record: Starts: 8; Wins: 7; 2nd: 1; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £163,347

Last Run
Won Grade Two Novices' Chase, run over two miles, by 49 lengths at Kempton Park (heavy) on 27 December.

Entries so far at The Festival (Distance – Value)
Grade One Racing Post Arkle Trophy Chase (12 March) 2m – £150,000

Henderson said: "Simsonsig is very good. He is in good form and does not take a huge amount of work. He has been very good in his two runs over fences and I think he knows what he has to do.

"He has tremendous ability and enthusiasm for racing. It will do him no harm for Overturn to give him a lead – he has wonderful pace."


Photograph by Ian Yates

Nicky Henderson's Cheltenham preparations


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