Cheltenham Festival winner Superb Story set for Galway

Superb Story (Harry Skelton)

Superb Story and Harry Skelton (left) winning the County Hurdle

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SUPERB STORY, who gave Dan Skelton a first Cheltenham Festival success when landing the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle in March, is bound for a tilt at the Guinness Galway Hurdle.

Superb Story joined Skelton from Charlie Mann last summer and suffered his only defeat of the campaign when second to Old Guard, subsequent winner of the International Hurdle, in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham’s Open meeting.

“It was such a great result for all concerned when he won the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on what was only his third start for the yard,” said Skelton.

“He had looked a bit unlucky when second in the Greatwood Hurdle so he is obviously a very nice horse.

“I think the Galway Hurdle at the end of July will suit him and that will be his next start.”

The €300,000 Galway Hurdle is one of the richest jumps races in Ireland. The last British-trained winner of the race was Overturn for Donald McCain in 2010.

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