2nd Mar 2022
Thedevilscoachman has been given a rating of 151 by the British handicapper and holds entries for both the County Hurdle and Coral Cup at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. Trainer Noel Meade suggested that the Coral Cup would be the most likely engagement for Thedevilscoachman should he run at the Festival, but that the ground is key to him. Noel also commented on how well Thedevilscoachman jumped and stayed when winning the Grade 2 Boyne hurdle last time out, so there are numerous possibilities with this promising son of Elusive Pimpernel going forward.
Another son of Elusive Pimpernel looks to be heading towards the Cheltenham Festival in Coeur Sublime. He has also been given a rating of 151 and holds entries in the Arkle as well as the Grand Annual, both over 2 miles. Trainer Henry De Bromhead has not disclosed confirmed plans for Coeur Sublime just yet, but he will hold every chance in either contest. We would like to wish connections of both these sons of Elusive Pimpernel the best of luck at the Cheltenham Festival and beyond.