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Menorah Connections Delighted After Racecourse Gallop


Menorah enters the 2011 Cheltenham Festival carrying some real buzz about him as it appears that punters are extremely confident about his Champion Hurdle chances. A smashing victor in last year’s Supreme Novices, topping the odds-on Dunguib, he has run an undefeated two-race Cheltenham campaign this season – running on gamely at the end both times out.

Menorah achieved a career-high 162 in his last race and has never finished outside the top two in his nine-race track record. 

The six year-old son of King’s Theatre was on the gallops this morning and the Philip Hobbs team reportedly has him firing on all cylinders.

Currently floating around 5/1 for Champion Hurdle glory, Menorah has been laid up since scoring at Grade 2 level in the International Hurdle at Cheltenham back in December. He took the victory over a number of respected contenders with the notable Supreme Novices fancy Cue Card running a game second.

Menorah’s owner Grahame Whately spoke to the Racing Post, declaring “It’s a very difficult race, there are some cracking horses going this year: Binocular, Peddlers Cross, Hurricane Fly and Oscar Whisky. Everything has gone tickety-boo with him.”

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