Onemorefortheroad takes the next step when he makes an offer for a quadruple in the Betfair Exchange Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.
The six-year-old, coached by Neil King, has won five of his last six starts, including his last three as he progresses through the ranks.
These latest successes, after a summer hiatus, culminated in his most notable display to date in Newbury.
“He stays in great shape and he looks great with himself,” King’s mount said of Bryony Frost.
“It’s another springboard for him. The soil is drying out well for him and I can’t wait.
Nicky Henderson is hoping No Ordinary Joe can step up their commendable effort in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.
The five-year-old made most of the race when he was third behind West Cork, beaten by two lengths and three quarters by the winner, who is again in opposition.
“He had a great race at Cheltenham and I would expect him to come for that. If he did it and everything goes according to plan, I think he must have a very good chance. It’s a great price, ”said the Seven Barrows coach.
Paul Nicholls reports that Samarrive is in great shape and ready to return to the fray after his convincing victory in the December Handicap Hurdle at Sandown.
“I am very happy with Samarrive. We haven’t done much with him since Sandown, but he’s in good shape and did a good job on Wednesday morning, ”said the Ditcheat driver.
“Obviously he could have done without the 11 pounds he received for his win at Sandown. I thought it was pretty tough, especially when you consider that he’s racing here on the same brand as Dan Skelton (West Cork) horse that won the Greatwood Hurdle.
“He will have to improve a lot to win a race like this on the back of an 11 pound climb but as you can see he is not on display and in the future he will make a lovely hunter. novice in the fall. “
Benson was fourth behind Samarrive at Sandown and held that position in this race 12 months ago.
His trainer, Dr Richard Newland, was disappointed with his latest effort and fitted the six-year-old with a visor in the hopes of improving himself.
“He’s a good horse and he finished fourth in the race last year. I was a little disappointed with him in Sandown because he didn’t travel, ”Newland said.
“We’re sticking the visor on him with his usual tongue tie in the hopes that it will help him.”
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