Newbury briefing: Wind problems still a worry for Katarino.
Francois Doumen, trainer of Innox
"This horse was unlucky to be beaten a short head in the Prix Montgomery, a valuable long-distance handicap chase, but as a five-year-old he was one of the more inexperienced in the field. He fell last time but he is usually a very good jumper. This is a test for him, which should help us establish whether it's worth going to Cheltenham."
Nicky Henderson, trainer of Katarino
"He's had a problem with his wind which has been identified but it's a rare problem and the solution isn't obvious. He has galloped at Newbury and jumped beautifully at home-he actually ran in a chase in France before I got him. I've heard nothing from him at home or when he worked at Newbury, but the racecourse is the true test. This task is all about finding out how his breathing stands up in a race."
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2001|
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