Simonsig brings up the first leg of Nicky Henderson's Friday five-timerPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Henderson hotpots cut for Cheltenham Festival
TRAINER Nicky Henderson enjoyed a fabulous Friday with five winners and three of those were cut for Cheltenham Festival glory.
The hugely impressive Simonsig got the ball rolling at Ascot and he is 8-1 (from 14) for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle with Victor Chandler, who went 14-1 (from 20) for the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle.
Solix quickly followed up his stablemate on his chasing debut and is 16-1 for the Jewson Novices' Chase and 33-1 for the Irish Independent Arkle Chase.
Broadbackbob completed the Henderson hat-trick at Ascot, while Nadiya De La Vega and Molotof went in at Haydock.
VC clipped Molotof to 20-1 (from 25) for the Stan James Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
Don't miss Monday's Racing Post for the Nicky Henderson stable tour