Read the thoughts of trainer Warren Greatrex as Cole Harden defends his World Hurdle crown.
The Pertemps is going to be a hard race to win with so many potentially well-handicapped horses but we've got a cracking chance with Missed Approach who has only been beaten once in his life. He’s been bumped up a total of 20lb for his Newbury win but the form of that race has worked out quite well and he he's a horse who could have a good deal more to offer, which is very exciting. I'm pretty sure he'll be fine on the drying ground and we just need a little bit of luck on the day.
Missed Approach - 1pt @ 10/1
This is the day we've been preparing for all season and I'm really excited about Cole Harden in the World Hurdle. Good ground is so important to him and we've been really lucky with the weather in recent days, so we won't have any excuses. I think he's in at least as good shape as he was 12 months ago and, whilst I respect Thistlecrack greatly, I know he's going to have the hardest race of his career today.
Cole Harden - 1pt @ 7/1