Cheltenham Festival Clues: World Hurdle 2014
More Of That (IRE) 5-y-o (22Feb08 b g)
Beneficial (14.4f) – Guigone (FR) (Esprit Du Nord (USA) (14.1f))
More Of That has run four times in his short career. Winning a Novice Hurdle, Class Three and Two handicaps, and most recently a Grade Two hurdle at Cheltenham. He is improving at a rate of knots and one has to assume there is more to come. His breeding suggests three-miles will be within his stamina range bringing the World Hurdle into play. His current FSF rating is 10lb short of reigning champion Solwhit, who himself is 12lb short of the best FSF rating Big Bucks has achieved. Despite reports of a satisfactory gallop, Big Bucks has miles of gallops and the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham in January to negotiate, as well as proving he retains all, or most of his ability. More Of That’s recent win at Cheltenham, came despite jumping errors and finding Salubrious stealing a march on him. Once upsides after the last, he appeared to win with plenty left in the tank. At Fishers Cross and Zarkandar apart, More Of That has age on his side, which others around him in the betting do not.