Connections of Envoi Allen are excited and nervous in nearly equal measure as he prepares for the Baroneracing.com Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
Gordon Elliott’s six-year-old already has two Cheltenham Festival victories to his credit score in an unbeaten nine-race streak – and can search to additional his excellent document within the Grade One characteristic on Sunday.
He dealt with the transition to fences with aplomb at Down Royal and is seemingly on the way in which to superstardom – however that doesn’t make make watching him any simpler for these linked.
“He’s a fairly particular particular person and barely put a foot flawed – if he did put a foot flawed – at Down Royal,” mentioned Chris Richardson, managing director of homeowners Cheveley Park Stud.
“He’s the final word skilled, a really clever horse and is a pleasure to be concerned with. We’re lucky to have him and he is giving Mr and Mrs Thompson an enormous quantity of delight.
“The Drinmore at Fairyhouse is subsequent and hopefully he can proceed in his present vein.”
He added: “He takes all the pieces in his stride, he is completely balanced, he is a horse who simply is aware of what he is obtained to do.
“It’s all a bit nerve-wracking actually, you might be up on a pedestal ready to be knocked off, however in the intervening time we’ll get pleasure from it. The longer this unbeaten run goes the more durable his first defeat might be to abdomen I think about!
“It’s simply irritating we will not go in the intervening time, it is an important disgrace however that is the way in which it’s – fortunately racing is on and we are able to watch on TV.”