After an amazing victory in the Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle, Next Destination could see his way straight to the Cheltenham Festival 2018. This is not the first time when, right before the Cheltenham Festival a horse that showed a glimpse of promise shines and makes everyone talk about it.
One Hit Wonder or Champion?
As records show and just as fans saw it, Next Destination looked a horse of potential in the previous two starts but in his most recent race he showed he’s up for some real competition. The jockey, Paul Townend seems to have a perfect connection with the six-year-old Next Destination and even though the race was a tough one, the ease with which this potential Cheltenham Festival horse jumped over the hurdles culminated in a stunning win in front of Cracking Smart by a a length. Although the horse betting odds of 8/15 were short this result gave those into horse racing something to talk about.
Trained by Willie Mullins
Next Destination trained by Willie Mullins, is a possible next star of the Cheltenham Festival and is already at his 4th win from 9 starts. Willie Mullins declared that the horse is constantly improving and even though it was a slow-run race and was run differently from what everyone expected, the horse’s jumping style and assistance from jockey Paul Townsend lead to this awesome finish. If a bit of world play is allowed, it seems that Next Destination has got his future destination all he needs now is the Cheltenham racecourse postcode and he’ll be there.
Getting Ready for Cheltenham Festival
Mullins confirmed that Next Destination is more than likely to go to the Cheltenham Festival but he did not rule out stepping up to a longer trip rather than compete again at two miles in the Supreme Novices’’ Hurdle. His trainer also declared that right after the race he immediately started thinking about a prep race but the more he thought about it, the more he realized that it would be better to prepare the horse for March and horse racing’s Olympics, the Cheltenham Festival. Mullins believes that Next Destination really has a fighting chance considering the horses quality and the Cheltenham Festival trends.
Next Destination is one of the best-looking horse that Willie Mullins is preparing right now and it goes without saying that he will put his best effort in order to get the horse ready and in top shape for the Cheltenham Festival. Everybody at Closutton is doing their best to get ready for the intense action taking place in the Cotswolds in mid-March. Horse racing bettors can get awesome horse racing betting tips in preparation for the Cheltenham Festival in order for them to make a profit by predicting the winners in advance and betting ante-post.