Thursday Feb 18

Following Wednesday’s Towcester double, Alan heads off to Sandown tomorrow with two runners, but unless we enjoy a dead-heat in the Grade 2 Mares Novice Hurdle we won’t be celebrating a similar brace as both Katie Too and Mia’s Storm are in the same race.

Assessing their prospects, Alan said:”This has long been the target for Katie Too, who steps up in class having won at Fontwell and Warwick. She remains a possible for the new mares novice hurdle at Cheltenham, so we need to know where we are with her.

“Mia’s Storm had decent bumper form and was denied the chance to show what she can do over jumps when she did all but fall four out on her hurdling debut at Warwick.”