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James Owens’ Burdett Road will be bidding to enhance his Cheltenham Festival credentials when taking on Milan Tino in the Grade 2 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle Race.
The son of Muhaarar landed the Golden Gates Stakes at Royal Ascot in summer and he created a deep impression when scoring by twelve lengths on his hurdling bow at Huntingdon.
"He seemed to enjoy it at Huntingdon, even though he was a little bit keen and exuberant," said Owen.
"He enjoyed the jumping but made a couple of silly little mistakes and we've had him back and schooled him since and he seems to have learnt a bit.
"Hopefully, he will put up a better display of jumping at Cheltenham, where we are all looking forward to watching him.
"We're very privileged to have him and hopefully he will do the job for us just as well as he did for Michael Bell."
Burdett Road is 20/1 chance for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March with Paddy Power.