This weeks includes 1 horse who has been raised 1lb on collateral form but I think he’s still much better than his new 99 mark!
Voix Du Reve has actually dropped 4lb to 144 over fences but I think connections should stick to hurdles next season and he’s now dropped to 145 over hurdles which is the same mark as when 2nd by a neck at Musselburgh in the Hogmaneigh Hurdle. He clearly acts at some tracks and disappoints at others and at this stage of his career, mixing it up going to tracks where he doesn’t/hasn’t run well before would be wasting time for me. I think therefore he should be kept to what he’s good at. That said, in order to get a run under his belt whilst aiming high, I hope he returns next season in the Greatwood Hurdle. It’s a race worth winning but if it doesn’t work out, he should be fitter for his next run and potentially even drop further down the handicap. I would be running him in
Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham in November
December Handicap at Sandown in believe it or not December
Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh in January
Scottish County Hurdle at Musselburgh in February
Imperial Cup at Sandown in March.
His form at these tracks (taking out Cheltenham) reads 222 (beaten a neck, neck and 3/4 lengths).