After winning four from five over hurdles last season, Alan King’s six-year-old Yanworth will stick to the smaller obstacles this term, starting at Ascot next month.
Yanworth enjoyed Ascot last season, winning the Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices' Hurdle, before moving up to Grade 2 success in January.
That win set up a mouth-watering clash with Willie Mullins’ Yorkhill in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, where Yanworth narrowly came out second best.
The 2016/17 season is underway though and King has confirmed his special hurdler will kick off at Ascot onSaturday 19thNovemberin The Coral Hurdle.
"Yanworth is going to stay hurdling,” King told Sky Sports.
“He will start at Ascot in the middle of November in the Coral Hurdle.
“We will start him off over two and a half (miles) and then take a view to go up in trip or come back."
As well as exciting jumps racing, Ascot will host its annual Christmas Fair on the November Racing Weekend.
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