Chef Des Obeaux on target for Albert Bartlett
Chef Des Obeaux took his tally to three from four over timber in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Haydock.
Nicky Henderson’s six-year-old only has one defeat to his name this season and that came at the hands of smart stablemate Santini at Newbury.
Golan Fortune looked like making a race of it in the straight but he walked through the second-last, losing all chance, meaning Noel Fehily could bide his time thereafter.
Fehily said: “He stays well, he’s progressing very well and maturing with each run. He has a tendency to jump out of my hands and was having a look round late on. He stays well so the Albert Bartlett would look his race.”
Betfred cut him to 10-1 from 14-1 for that race next month.