Trainer Gordon Elliott is confident that No More Heroes will be back to his best for next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
The six-year-old struggled last time out in the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown, finishing fifth despite going into the race as favourite.
It was found after the race that the Gelding scoped dirty and now, after a course of antibiotics, Elliott believes he is ready to return to his best form.
He said: “We got the scope out and he was very dirty, so he got a course of antibiotics. He seems to be back in good form.”
The Northern Irishman is not too concerned that his six-year-old will be going into the festival without a prep run and believes the course at Cheltenham will be right up the Gigginstown House Stud’s alley.
He continued: “It doesn’t make any difference not having a prep run. On the whole he jumps well and I’m not too worried. It’s never too quick and the ground will be lovely over there. Going three miles will be right up his alley.”
The Brown Gelding is scheduled to compete in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle, with the Festival set to get under way on March 10.
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