Talented novice hurdler Menorah is set to make his next appearance at Ascot this Saturday before tackling Irish banker Dunguib in the Spinal Research Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.
The Phillip Hobbs trained five-year-old was last seen in December at Kempton when destroying a field which included recent Newbury winner Bellvano by 12 lengths. Currently a clear second favourite (8-1 with Paddy Power) for Cheltenham, is seen by many as the only realistic danger to the Phillip Fenton trained sensation Dunguib.
Trainer Philip Hobbs said: "The plan is to run at Ascot on Saturday, although he wouldn't want the ground to turn soft, and, if it did, he could go to Kempton the following weekend.
"He could do with the experience of another run as much as anything else, which is why we are keen to run him again before Cheltenham. He has done very well so far and his defeat of Bellvano looks to be decent form."
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