Brain Power Out to Show Champion Hurdle Credentials again at Haydock

After a failed chasing career, Brain Power reverted back to hurdles last time out and won a nice race at Cheltenham to show that he is capable of once again running in the Champion Hurdle. He is by no means a top contender for the race, but certainly falls into the category of being a lively outsider and he looks to enhance those claims at the weekend when we see him again over hurdles at Haydock in the Grade Two New One Hurdle.

This race is shaping up to be a decent one, but there isn’t a big Champion Hurdle hope in it, so even if Brain Power wins he will unlikely change in price too much for the big one in March. However, a win would be his second from two runs back over hurdles, showing that he is still the same horse we saw before struggling over fences. It will also help his confidence too, there is nothing better for race horses than winning races, and it is important to remember that with this horse, especially after falling and being pulled up over fences.

After the loss by Buveur D’Air at Christmas, a few horses will feel like they can disrupt things in the Champion Hurdle this season, and Brain Power is one of those horses. He comes from the same yard, and has always been known as a fantastic worker and one of the few horses who can work alongside Buveur D’Air and Altior. That is something that punters should remember, and if he ever transfers that kind of work into a race then he is going to go exceptionally close to winning the Champion Hurdle this March.

This is an incredibly talented horse, and he is looking to further his Cheltenham chances this weekend at Haydock.