All systems go for Native

NOEL Meade believes a faster gallop will suit Go Native down to the ground in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on St Stephen's Day.

Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner shocked a few people when landing the first leg of the WBX.COM Triple Crown in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

However Meade believes the generally better ground in England allows his six-year-old to be seen in a better light and he is excited about the prospect of landing the second leg of the £1million bonus.

“Everything continues to go brilliantly for Go Native at home. He has certainly gone the right way since Newcastle and the WBX.COM Fighting Fifth Hurdle and I couldn’t be happier with him,” said Meade speaking on his wbxtriplecrown blog.

“Looking at the possible opposition it does look like it might well be a small field as the only horses I have heard are due to run are ourselves, Binocular and Starluck.

“However, I am not too concerned about a lack of pace and if anything a faster gallop might even suit us better.

“I just hope Go Native remains in the same form as he is in at the moment, travels over ok and, most importantly, that the meeting at Kempton goes ahead.”


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