Coral Hurdle winner Yanworth will likely step up in trip to 3 miles for his next outing, back at Ascot in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle on Saturday 17thDecember.
Saturday’s battling win over brave Lil Rockerfeller showed the guts of Yanworth as well as speed and stamina over the final flight.
Trainer Alan King admitted it was tough to watch his precious six-year-old around Ascot on Saturday and the relief is evident.
"It is a huge relief. He has not been on the grass and one or two of our proper jump horses in the last week or two have just been found out.
"He has done a lot of work but there is a fair bit of improvement to come. Just talking to AP (McCoy) and Barry he might well go up (in trip) and we could look at the Long Walk.
"That was five minutes of hell. I thought he was held between the last two, but he has dug in.
"He has not had much practice, as in his first four races over hurdles he had not come off the bridle. Physically he will come on for that."
Coral Hurdle second Lil Rockerfeller will also head back to Ascot on December for the 3m JLT Long Walk Hurdle to line up alongside foe Yanworth again.