Cue Card is a name we will continue to hear about this season following another hugely impressive win for the Champion Bumper winner from last season. The Tizzard family look to have a real star on their hands and if his win in the Sharp Novices Hurdle is anything to go by they are in for an exciting campaign over the hurdles. This was a huge step up in class for Cue Card following his comfortable win at Aintree on his first run over hurdles, he was hardly off the bridle at Cheltenham when beating the likes of Dunraven Storm into second place and he looks like the best novice prospect in the Country. In the end Cue Card hosed up to win at the Open meeting by eight clear lengths and the bookies have been quick to take note, he has been slashed across the board for the Supreme Novices Hurdle with his price at least halved by the major online firms.
There has been talk of a potential Champion Hurdle run for Cue Card, and although that has not been ruled out by connections it has to be expected that we will see him down the Supreme Novices Hurdle route. Jockey Joe Tizzard was quick to say he believes his best trip is over the 2 miles after his win at Cheltenham which would appear to rule out an attempt over the extra half mile at the Festival. We are likely to see Cue Card back at Cheltenham next month for the International Meeting before having a final tune up for the Festival in February. Wherever he races between now and the Cheltenham Festival Cue Card is sure to be the star attraction as connections continue to plot his route to the big Championship races at Prestbury Park.