Huntingdon return for veteran Booster

Former Champion Hurdle winner Rooster Booster, trained by Philip Hobbs, is set to make his seasonal reappearance at Huntingdon on October 15.

Former Champion Hurdle winner Rooster Booster, trained by Philip Hobbs, is set to make his seasonal reappearance at Huntingdon on October 15.

The 11-year-old is poised to take his chance in the Huntingdon Racecourse Conferences Hurdle over two miles.

“With Kempton having no jump racing this year, the race he won three years ago has been transferred to Huntingdon on the 15th of October so the plan is to run him there,” Hobbs told At The Races.

“I suppose you’d say a more galloping track like Cheltenham would suit him better but having said that, he won the race at Kempton and Huntingdon is a similar track.

“Hopefully he’ll run well; the old boy seems in good form anyway.”

The Riverwise gelding has been a credit to connections in a distinguished career that has seen him record nine racecourse victories, including an 11-length defeat of Westender in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2003.

Hobbs’ charge was last seen in action finishing fourth behind Coat Of Honour in the two-mile Stanleybet Handicap Hurdle at Haydock in May.

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