Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig ready to return

Barry Geraghty riding Sprinter Sacre

Sprinter Sacre: not seen in action since last Christmas

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SPRINTER SACRE and Simonsig, the two superstar chasers whose absence through injury scuppered Nicky Henderson’s bid for the trainers’ championship last season, are back in training and set to hit the racecourse within months.

Having carried all before him over fences with ten straight victories and seven consecutive Grade 1s, Sprinter Sacre’s serene progress at the top of the two mile chasing tree came to a juddering halt when he was pulled up at Kempton and diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

Simonsig, meanwhile, developed a splint on his near-fore. However, on Monday Henderson told the Racing Post both were making good progress and outlined the duo’s ambitious early season targets.

Pick up Tuesday’s Racing Post or buy the iPad edition from 8pm for full details


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