Goshen is back on track with the dominant Wincanton win … when the runner trained by Gary Moore is cut to 5-1 for Champions Hurdle
- Goshen, trained by Gary Moore, finished a turnaround with a Wincanton win
- Last year Goshen sent Jamie Moore off on the final hurdle in Cheltenham
- Goshen is now 5-1 for the Champion Hurdle thanks to the transformative race
Goshen was cut to 5-1 for the Champion Hurdle after getting back into shape with an easy win at the Kingwell Hurdle in Wincanton.
Only the two mares – reigning Champion Epatante and Irish Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle – are now ahead of Goshen, trained by Gary Moore, in the ante-post bets for Champion Hurdle after taking a 22-length win from Song For Someone had scored.
It was a transformed performance of the International Hurdle at Cheltenham in December when Goshen finished 29 lengths behind Song For Someone.
Goshen’s price for the champion hurdle has fallen after a clear win in Wincanton
Goshen wrote the unfortunate story of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival by removing jockey Jamie Moore from the final hurdle as he was on his way to a sure win at the Triumph hurdle.
He now has a clear chance of redeeming the festival and has also given a clue to the wider home festival defense that appears to be in danger of being overtaken by the Irish challenge.
Gary Moore said, “I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I had him in a good place. I was just hoping he would do what he did today. It has to be the champion hurdle next. It has always been the goal since last year. You can’t believe how happy I am ‘
Jamie Moore added, “Dad tried a different training regimen with the horse and it worked. The horse enjoyed it and we made him fit in different ways. ‘