The Seven Barrows trainer is 13/8 with Coral to win the NH Trainers’ championship, with the reigning champion, Paul Nicholls, 4/9.
In Ireland, Supreme Novices’ Hurdle contender Steps To Freedom is reported by Jessica Harrington to be on target for the curtain raiser at the Festival and is 9/1 with Coral.
**National Hunt Trainers’ Championship
4-9 P Nicholls, 13-8 N Henderson,
**Stan James Champion Hurdle
8-11 Hurricane Fly, 9-2 Zarkandar, 6-1 Binocular, 12-1 Rock On Ruby, 14-1 Oscars Well, 25-1 So Young, Thousand Stars, 33-1 Overturn, 40-1 Mikael D’Haguenet, Staying Article, 50-1 Brampour, Final Approach, 66-1 Bar