Jonbon’s win at Ascot is welcome good news for Nicky Henderson following Buzz’s pelvic fracture 

Jonbon’s commanding win at Ascot is welcome good news for Nicky Henderson forward of Supreme Novices’ Hurdle… with coach left despondent after rising star Buzz’s suffered pelvic fracture

  • Jonbon was slashed to 9-4 favorite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
  • The bump was attributable to Jonbon’s win at Ascot’s Grade Two Kennel Gate Hurdle
  • It is welcome news for coach Nick Henderson after Buzz fractured a pelvis 

Jonbon was reduce to 9-4 favorite for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle after an authoritative win at Ascot which gave Nicky Henderson a carry after rising star Buzz fractured a pelvis.

On a day of combined feelings for the coach, Jonbon’s ground-devouring stride proved an excessive amount of for a proficient set of rivals within the Grade Two Kennel Gate Hurdle, headed by Grade-One positioned Colonel Mustard and beforehand unbeaten Knappers Hill.


Jonbon is more likely to have another run earlier than the Cheltenham Festival in March however the brilliance of his efficiency couldn’t shake off the coach’s despondency about Buzz.

Aidan Coleman riding Jonbon, who won The Howden Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle at Ascot

Aidan Coleman driving Jonbon, who received The Howden Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle at Ascot

Jonbon's authoritative win was much welcome good news for trainer Nicky Henderson


Jonbon’s authoritative win was a lot welcome good news for coach Nicky Henderson

The gray gelding, who received the Cesarewitch Handicap on the Flat at Newmarket in October, was having his closing piece of train earlier than beginning favorite for this afternoon’s Long Walk Hurdle when harm struck.

He was going through an important interval in his restoration and is set for an extended spell on the sidelines. Henderson stated: ‘The first 48 hours is the essential time in case they’ve an inner haemorrhage. If he will get via that he has a good probability of restoration.

‘We must maintain him as nonetheless as we are able to and he has been a superb affected person thus far. This was at all times going to be an enormous weekend and Buzz and Jonbon had been the massive exams — in the event that they got here via they had been going to the Cheltenham Festival as favourites.


‘It was a nasty morning, heart- breaking, and then you definitely get one thing which brings your coronary heart again. That was particular from Jonbon.

Henderson couldn't hide his sadness over the fractured pelvis suffered by grey gelding Buzz

Henderson could not conceal his unhappiness over the fractured pelvis suffered by gray gelding Buzz

‘He is terribly skilled for a horse with so little expertise. He had them off the bridle a great distance out as a result of his cruising pace is so excessive.’

Henderson-trained novices head the Supreme betting, with Constitution Hill the 4-1 second favorite.

Meanwhile, Shishkin galloped yesterday with 2020 Champion Hurdler Epatante however Henderson stated a choice about whether or not he could make his belated seasonal debut within the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton on December 27 is not going to be made till after he works once more on Tuesday.


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