Nicky Henderson says he is very happy with Altior

By Andrew Atkinson racing correspondent

NICKY Henderson trained Altior (2.05) is tipped by to win the Christy 1965 Chase Grade 2 over 2 miles 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday in a mouthwatering race against Cyrname.

Altior, nine-year-old, unbeaten over obstacles, gets the ‘nod’ upper-hand to come out on top.

Henderson’s raid on Ascot begins with Valtor (12.20) with James Bowen up, followed by Pym (12.55), ridden by Nico de Boinville, selected  by

Fergal O’Brien trained Oscar Rose (1.30) with G. Brace (3) up, is selected by

Henderson trained Call Me Lord (2.40) with Boinville up, is selected by to land the Coral Hurdle, over 2m 3f.

Evan Williams trained The Last Day (3.20) ridden by Adam Wedge and Paul Nichols trained Capland are selected each-way by

Jonjo O’Neill saddles Soaring Glory (3.50) ridden by Jonjo O’Neill jnr, and Skatman, trained by Nichols, selected each-way by

HUNTINGDON selections. 11.55: Adjourned. 12.30: Perfect Predator. 1.05: Ashitor. 1.40: Queen’s Magic. 2.15: Nobel Leader (ew). 2.50: North Star Oscar. 3.25: Faivoir.

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