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Cheltenham: Henderson pair on course for Festival duel

Constitution Hill could be set for a mouthwatering clash against stablemate Jonbon in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March following his ultra-impressive victory in the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on Saturday.

Constitution Hill is 15/8 to win at Prestbury Park on 15th March, with Jonbon 11/4 and all the action on the Sports Live Streaming platform.

Another Sandown success

The five-year-old was an easy Sandown winner on his hurdles debut in November and confirmed his promise with a dominant 12-length victory in the 2m Grade 1 in testing conditions, with winning jockey Nico de Boinville never having to step out of second gear.

That success has set him up for a trip to the Cheltenham Festival and a potential bout against fellow Henderson-trained Jonbon.

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The six-year-old was an impressive winner of a Grade 2 at Ascot when last seen in December and is also unbeaten over hurdles.

He could also face last year's Champion Bumper winner Sir Gerhard, who made a seamless transition to hurdles at Leopardstown over the festive period, as well as fellow Grade 1-winning novice hurdler Mighty Potter in the Supreme.

Nico not hiding his confidence

On the back of Saturday's win, De Boinville is relishing the opportunity to take on those top-class stars at Prestbury Park.

De Boinville said: "He looked a special horse and it's a shame the boss isn't here as he would be able to tell it better than I can. I think there is a lot more to come and he found everything so easy today."

He added: "I'm sure they'll meet at the festival, all being well, and that'll be a good match-up. They're very different horses with different dispositions so it's exciting for us and exciting for the yard."

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